Famous Fictional VILLAINS! Portraits from Literature & Film
Opening Reception Friday, November 6, 2009
7 pm to 11 pm
Mad Art Gallery is proud to present the third installment of the annual Famous Fictional art show, in which characters will be ripped from the headlines of ancient texts, traditional folk tales, and modern films to be depicted by an exciting group of St. Louis-based painters, illustrators, cartoonists, printmakers and designers.
This year the characters will be more infamous than famous, as Mad Art will be turned into a Rogue's Gallery of fiction's greatest villains, bad-guys, enemies, vengeful lovers, miscreants, monsters, and more. Invading the gallery will be everyone from Medusa and Frankenstein to Ming the Merciless and Godzilla, from the Headless Horseman and MacBeth's three Witches to the shark from Jaws and the "Facehugger" from Aliens. The exhibit opens on November 6, 2009 and runs through November 30, 2009.
The show is being curated by Dan Zettwoch (www.danzettwoch.com), who promises to put together an array of villainous art that is as rich in narrative as it is in eyeball-candy.
A free, opening reception will be held on Friday, November 6, 2009, from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Cash bar available.