Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 02, 2008
You’ll be hard pressed to find an urban artist without a certain affinity for the animated iconography of the 1980s. In celebration of the consistent inspiration cartoons have provided for countless artists over past decades, Meltdown Gallery presents Gag Me With A Toon.
Opening April 5th, and curated by artist Steven Daily, Gag Me With A Toon, is a new works exhibition that will showcase the work of more than twenty creative souls who have been tainted with the neon fruit stripe of Morning in America. Utilizing everything from the saccharine funk of Strawberry Shortcake to the disciplined fashion fervor of the Baroness of Cobra these artists will explore the sketchy in-betweens of animated femininity.
Gag Me With A Toon features: Jon Schnepp, Roman Dirge, Nathan Cabrera, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Chris Devious Gliebie, Matt Danner, Alex Pardee, Tomi Monstre, Kyle Ng, Jeff McMillian, Reginio Gonzales, Matt Bone, Gea*, Adam Hathorn, Jim Koch, Joe Benitez, Jonathan Wayshack, Steven Daily, Rygar, Gill, Jim Mahfood aka Food One, Mike Kelley, SPRFKR, and Les Schettkoe.
Daily has been putting in long hours perfecting the exhibit, yet some how he found time to send us a preview of some of the sick work that will be on display.