Well, "THE ASTRALNAUTS" art show has officially ended, and there's not much more to say aside from THANK YOU!!! It was an amazing ride, and Matt and I can't wait to continue expanding the Astralnauts universe. If you couldn't see the show in person, or if you would like to visit it again in 2-Dimensions, our good friend PAUL ANTHONY put together this awesome video walkthrough of the gallery and of opening night.
"The Astralnauts" Art Show was a complete success, and we can't thank everyone enough for supporting such a weird new world. We are still gathering our senses and decompressing, but please feel free to take a look at all of the artwork that is NOW FOR SALE HERE ONLINE at Gallery 1988, and take a look at a few photos from opening night, courtesy of BEAU RYAN.
For a full gallery of 100 photos from the opening, check out my Flickr here
The gallery show will be on display at Gallery 1988: West (7308 Melrose Ave, LA, CA) for the next three weeks so please take a stroll in and enter the weird spacey world of mine and Matt Ritchie's "The Astralnauts".
I’ve been spiraling out of orbit for the last few months. Dodging emails, avoiding sleep, and having Chloe hide my phone randomly inside of my 97 hollowed out Cabbage Patch Kids that I have carried with me for years, all for one reason, and that reason is finally coming to fruition in just a few days! The reason? Dun-dun-dunnn…I’M PREGNANT!.... Ok, well, that’s not true. Although I have tried swallowing a uterus in hopes that it attaches itself into my stomach lining and evolves, allowing me to carry a dinky little lifeform that craves pickles, it’s unfortunately still medically impossible for me to have a baby. But, I AM birthing something into the world this Friday! Or rather, I should say, WE are birthing something into the world this Friday.
On Friday, June 10, at renown pop-culture Gallery 1988(West) in Los Angeles, California, one of my best friends, MATT RITCHIE, and I are presenting a brand new show filled with almost 100 drawings, paintings, wood carvings, dioramas, scribbles, stories and even a ridiculously whimsical sculpture installation from our special guest, GREG ARONOWITZ.
“So, is that ALL?”
NO, Shark Tank Hosts, that’s definitely not all! We have also partnered up with collectible pin company YESTERDAY’S and we will have a bunch of limited pins to go along with the art and the story!
Working together with Matt on this project has been incredible since the moment our parents married each other and we were forced to share bunk beds and then found out we were best friends and that we should do an art show together.
Although I have always focused on creating new worlds and new narratives for each art show I do, this is the first time I have created a world together with someone I admire, and because there was two of us being weird, and being inspired but different things, it made the property and the work that much more expansive. This is the biggest, most focused show I have done in 5 years! And I can’t wait to share it.
If you are anywhere near LA this Friday, June 10, at 7PM, please come join Matt and I (and Greg, too, if we untie him!) as we unveil our new world filled with ghosts, aliens, haunted planets, spaceships, jokes, and a cybernetic dolphin.
Oh, and the first 50 people that show up at 7 will get a little special something FREE!
“The Astralnauts” opens Friday, June 10 at 7PM at Gallery 1988:West in Los Angeles, CA.
7308 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA