Mad Art Gallery is proud to present the fifth installment of the annual Famous Fictional exhibit. This exhibit opens with a free reception on Friday, November 4, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p .m. and continues through November 24, 2011, with viewings by appointment.
The Montagues versus the Capulets in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the Atreides versus the Harkonnens in Frank Herbert's novel Dune (or David Lynch's film), the DiMeras versus the Bradys in the soap opera Days of Our Lives, as long as there has been fiction, there have been fictional families and their inevitable family feuds.
Over 30 artists will be making two portraits of families from literature, cinema, and television, and hanging them side-by-side in direct competition. There will be families of all kinds: functional, dysfunctional, historic, futuristic, human, animal, non-traditional, nuclear. What happens when Donald Duck's cartoon brood faces off against the Brothers Karamazov? Or when the Swiss Family Robinson goes head-to-head against their Lost in Space counterparts? SURVEY SAYS: You have to see to find out!
Famous Fictional Family Feuds assembles a diverse family of St. Louis-based artists from the fields of illustration, comics, photography, printmaking, graphic design and tattoo art. Artists include: Amanda Mueller, Anchovy, Brian Cummings, RJ Shay, Brian Yap, Courtney Kennedy, Denny Smith, Drew Crowley, Mary Frances Foster, Jason Robards, Jenny Cimino, Jessica Robtoy, Leslie Zettwoch, Katie Fischer, Sharlene & Matt Kindt, Matt Reedy, Monica Heitz, Nick Main, Noah McMillan, Rob Brooks, Ron Weaver, Ryan Doggendorf, Sam Washburn, Thomas Plunk and more.
The show is once again being curated by hosted Dan Zettwoch, who promises to be a fair arbiter amongst all families feuding and not to kiss any of the female contestants before moving on to the fast money round. A free, opening reception will be held on Friday, November 4, 2010, from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Cash bar available.