My drawing of the Pee-wee Herman pullstring doll from the 80s for Modern Eden Gallery’s “Nostalgia" group show. Opens Saturday, February 15th, 6 to 10pm.
Edward Cao, “Portrait of Pee-wee Herman”, pencil on paper, 8x10”
Modern Eden Gallery is pleased to announce Nostalgia, a group show inspired by nostalgic toys and games from childhood. Each artist has chosen an object from their youth and created a still-life based work in it’s honor. Toys and games are revered objects that shape our outlook and personality, while providing us with a common ground for remembrance.
Participating artists: John Wentz, Brianna Angelakis, Derek Harrison, Lena Danya, Andy Kittmer, Steve Belmarsh, Phresha, Scott Holloway, Erika Jane Mallette, Steve Hughes, Kurtis Rykovich, Caitlin Hackett, Catherine Moore, Martin Hsu, Lacey Bryant, David Fiveash, Matthew Robertson, Daisy Church, Brenton Bostwick, Emilio Villalba, Peter Adamyan, Cory Benhatzel, Joseph Kelly, David Richardson, Christine Benjamin, Chad Knapik, Jaclyn Alderete, Monty Guy, Thea Saks, Debra Gardner Abarca, Leilani Bustamante, Alexandra Loesser, Sherry DeLorme, Wendy Gadzuk, Helen Wilson, JOEMUR, Ronnie Ray Mendez, Marie Soularue, Levi Hastings, Edward Cao, Pascal Leo Cormier, JoKa, Erica Calardo, Daniel J. Valadez, Catherine Kaleel and Robert Bowen.
Modern Eden Gallery, 403 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA Exhibition Dates: February 15 - March 1, 2014
Tonight — Saturday, February 8th at The Hive Gallery — I will be showing a collection of paintings in Luciano Martinez’s showroom, along with the beautiful linoleum prints of artist Manny Tang. The “Stitch Fetish 2” themed show curated by Ellen Schinderman also opens tonight in the main gallery space!
Come by and hang out if you are in the area! 8:30 to 11:30pm.
The Hive Gallery, 729 S. Spring St, Los Angeles CA 90014
Thank you to Jantine Zandbergen for writing about my work today on Bleaq, a blog that focuses on “the melancholic, bleak side of traditional art, illustration, design and photography”. Check out the posts on Bleaq for some inspiration!
This Saturday night, I will be in a group show at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena, CA called “Twice-Told Tales”, and it features work inspired by the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. My painting is an interpretation of the evil queen from Snow White — I wanted her to embody both beauty and decay, as well as majesty and menace. Her large golden crown is comprised of radiating daggers, and it is ultimately her evil ways that trap her like a prisoner.
"Unbecoming", acrylic on illustration board, 11x14"
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"Twice-Told Tales", Flower Pepper Gallery, 121 E Union St, Pasadena CA 91103. Opening reception: Saturday, January 25th, 2014. 6:30-9:30pm. Facebook event page