Blending cartoon, tiki aesthetic, and vintage illustration, Shag creates art that looks back on mid-20th-century culture, adding modern irony, humor, and joy. Retro on the surface, this art is a loving, fanciful paean to pop culture and consciousness. Carefully designed and incorporating Shag's best work, Art of Shag provides a well-balanced overview of this popular artist.
Over 60 full color reproductions
Essay by Otto Von Stroheim
Shag interview by Janice Gore
Scott Musgrove unearths previously undiscovered animals through a dedicated and scientifically un-approved practice of zoological impressionism. A lonestar in the field, he ventures where the graymaned, khaki- clad, anthropologists with ivory walking sticks have not — tunneling beneath freeways and ditch-combing along the rough borders of American mini-malls, in search of undiscovered and, up to this point, at least, extinct animals.
Few art forms have gone as unchanged and unrespected for as long as sequential art, yet none has had as tremendous an impact as the superhero comic book. Veritable templates for inspiration, comic book superheroes are the post-modern mythology, awakening generations of global youth while reflecting the society that spawned them. More than just dynamic illustrations on a page, the comic book is a medium that tells stories, and by presenting an exhibition that celebrates the collaborations of the greatest storytellers, the intention of this exhibition is to open a serious dialogue on the importance of this art form.