Friday, November 12, 2010

Comics Show in Bridgeport!

Typically, we talk a lot about geeky events going on in NYC.  It may have something to do with the fact that there's an ocean of fanboys and fangirls in New York City, meaning there's always something going on.  Or that is a side project of ours.  Or Space Gandalf.  Anyway, today, though, we've got a bit of news about comics happening in Connecticut.

A new gallery space is opening in Bridgeport, CT.  At 205 Knowlton St, it will be debuting with a show called "Comix", displaying work from artists influenced by classic and comtemporary comic book art.  The announcement...

The influence of comics and cartooning has had a far reaching impact on popular culture. Artists who were raised in the generations of the fifties and sixties were raised ingesting the ubiquitous… images of Warner Brothers, Marvel Comics, and Walt Disney. Younger artists who were raised in the seventies and eighties were often exposed to a steady diet of cartoons and comic images, which could hardly avoid influencing their work and their style as artists. Artists manifest this influence in many ways from the literal, to more subtle choice of color, composition, and even developing characters in their fine artwork. The show comix will seek to explore differing ways in which artists utilize comic imagery and techniques in their art. The shows mediums will range from Drawing to collage and 3-D sculpture. Some artists included in the show are Ronnie Rysz, Diane DiMassa, Mark DeRosa, David Mel, Charlie Walsh, Liz Squillace, Ricky Mestre, KHyal, EFitz, Allen Wittert and Vito Bonnano.

The show's open November 13 and 14, 12 to 5 PM.

Thanks, Jessica, for the tip!

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