Bedrock is empty, all prehistoric humans extinct. Jack Torrance's axe sits alone at an abandoned Overlook Hotel. The Borrowers have no Big People stomping above the floorboards. Nakatomi Plaza is absent of everyone - terrorists, hostages, limousine drivers - everyone. Scrooge McDuck's piles of gold are placid, with no divers in sight. All fictional worlds have been deserted!
Mad Art Gallery is proud to present the sixth installment of the annual Famous Fictional art show opening on Friday, November 2, 2012. Over 30 artists will once again be making pieces based in the realms of popular culture: movies, novels, television, comics, mythology, children's literature, poetry and beyond. For the first time, portraits of people are strictly forbidden! Instead we'll get up close and personal with famous fictional landscapes, vehicles, pets, still lifes, weapons, furniture, machinery, totems, ideas and anything else without a human pulse.
Famous Fictional: Places & Things assembles a diverse group of St. Louis-based artists from the fields of illustration, comics, craft art, photography, printmaking, woodworking, graphic design and tattoo art. Artists include: Matt Maddox, Jessica Robtoy, Matt Reedy, Monica Heitz, Sam Washburn, Ryan Doggendorf, Peter Pranschke, Brian Cummings, Thomas Plunk, Julie Conway, Jake Houvenagle, Sharlene Kindt, Denny Smith, Katie O'Malley, Andrea Taylor, Vidhya Nagarajan, Ron Weaver and lots more.
Famous Fictional is once again being curated and depopulated by Dan Zettwoch. A free opening reception will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Cash bar available.