Happy Birthday, Michael Mararian

Posted by The G on July 10, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Michael Mararian.

Michael Mararian

Michael Mararian

Happy birthday to artist Michael Mararian.  His art is great as he reexamines the balance between humor and tragedy and often takes on subjects we are all familiar with, but with a macabre twist.  The photo above is from Michael Mararian’s recent New York exhibit, “Snow White.”  In it, he re-imagined the characters as mischievous goth children.  It was a great show!  You can see more photos of Michael Mararian’s art on his official website (link is above).  Happy birthday Michael!

 

Snow White by Michael Mararian

Posted by The G on February 21, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Michael Mararian.

Michael Mararian

Snow White by Michael Mararian. Now showing at Last Rites Gallery in New York through March 12, 2011.

American artist Michael Mararian has a new exhibit showing at Last Rites Gallery in New York entitled “Snow White.” The exhibit is a macabre take on the classic story.  According to Michael Mararian’s vision, the dwarves in his version of Snow White are are actually precocious goth children, some of which are mischievously participating in deviant behavior.  Love that!  For example, the character Sleepy per Michael Mararian is a kid who has passed out after drinking too much absinthe.  Genius!

Michael Mararian

Sleepy by Michael Mararian

You can’t see the vivid detail of the paintings from these pictures, so I recommend that you check out  these wonderful works of art for yourself at Last Rites.

(Pictured above:  Sneezy).  I can’t speak for you, but personally, I’d love to see a feature length adventure of Mararian’s take on Snow White.  As evidenced by these great works of art, there’d surely be great music and it would definitely be a party.  I was fortunate enough to attend the gala opening night reception and I got to meet the artist.  Michael Mararian was very cool!  See a photo of that experience after the jump.

Michael Mararian’s Snow White Runs through March 12, 2011 at Last Rites Gallery, Located at 511 West 33rd Street (West of 11th Ave) in NYC.

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The 12 Prints of Bristol

Posted by The G on October 15, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photo courtesy of Joshua Petker.

Head Wound by Joshua Petker

The other day, I was a guest speaker at Pratt Institute.  I spoke about my life, my blog and the art I love.  One of the artists I mentioned in my lecture was Joshua Petker and in fact, in my blog post about giving the lecture, one of Petker’s works was up on the projection screen.  I’ve received several private messages wanting to know how to obtain works by this artist.  Good news!  Petker recently participated with 11 other artists at an exhibition at the Bristol Museum in England.  In association with the Corey Helford Gallery, The 12 Prints of Bristol are now available in limited editions of 150 (for each print), signed and numbered by the artist.  They are selling for a mere $175 and they are sure to sell out quick.  In addition to Joshua Petker, the other artists featured in this series are: Luke Chueh, Natalia Fabia, Sas Christian, Buff Monster, Sylvia Ji, Michael Mararian, Ron English, Eric Joyner, Gary Baseman and Shag.  Go to the official Corey Helford Gallery site and these prints can be yours!

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