Sunday, September 11, 2011

It's a MAD MAD MAD MAD Show

Title: White SPY Mech
Size: 9" x 12"
Medium: Acrylics on canvas

Xavier Lopez Jr. and Ryan Henry Ward curated this month's Urban Light Studios group show. If you're up in Greenwood, call the gallery for their hours and check out the show (206-708-7281) Lots of cool Mad Magazine inspired art to be seen.

When I was growing up, there were two "dirty" books that could still be purchased at grocery stores. Playboy, and Mad magazine. Us kids weren't allowed to buy the former, but we definitely consumed the latter. Mad Magazine was an eye opener not only for exposing us to some amazing artists, but for being a humor magazine that made fun of everyone, and everything. They never pulled any punches, and the level of art always supported, and elevated the humor. Without rambling on for another few paragraphs about the amazing artists in the mag, here's a list of some of the art talent I remember from back in the early MAD Magazine days that had a big influence on my young art brain . I know I'm forgetting a bunch, but these are some of the artists that I kept going back to when I was reading the mag.


Anyway, there you go. Before there was an internet to go onto and look at funny twisted humor sites and images, there was Mad Magazine. Oh, almost forgot, stay tuned for more info on some cool group shows coming up. G1988/Venice is having an arcade themed show this month, and also, get ready for it....(drum roll)......MUPPET RAWK 3! Stay tuned.




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