Preview: Van Arno + Inky DreadfulsJuxtapoz // Friday, 29 Jun 2007
Van Arno "Force of Vulcan"
Van Arno "Sweet Home Valhalla"
Van Arno was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and attended Otis parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, California where he supported himself working as a bouncer in nightclubs and adult video arcades. As a young illustrator, his images appeared on album covers, video game box art, and nightclub posters around the city. He has exhibited in galleries worldwide including Jonathan Levine Gallery, The Shooting Gallery, Copro Nason Gallery, Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, and most recently, Galerie d'art Yves Laroche. Several of his works were included in a national survey of Lowbrow painters at the Hollywood Art and Culture Center in Florida along with Mark Ryden, Chaz Bojorquez, Kenny Scharf, Anthony Ausgang, and others. For more information about Van Arno please visit www.vanarno.com.
Upstairs in the loft, guest artist Inky Dreadfuls (Michael Mararian) will present Little Unfortunates, an installation of over twenty pen and ink drawings. Inky Dreadfuls darkly rearranges our fondest visions of childhood naivet