Ron English, Travis Louie, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Beau Stanton, Kid Zoom, Dave White, KaNo, Kathie Olivas, Clark Fox, Greg Simkins, Mark Dean Veca, Lindsey Way, Naoto Hattori and Tristan Eaton
more theme shows, huh?! .. Im sure Svenman is getting excited..
the lineup is quite nice, so Im looking forward to seeing more from this one...
thanks for starting this thread...
ha. my reputation preceeds me. i'm not down on all themed / tribute shows. just ones that aren't well curated or lack quality control.
spoke art are the only people operating at a quality level for me in this arena. wes anderson show was good. coens / tarantino show promises to be good - because the thematic content has a quality potential.
south park / he-man bleh.
i liked south park back in the day, but an art show with big hitters like this... where can it go? what can it do? can it operate on anything other than a purely illustrative / superficial level?
We should start a thread on "Worst & Best Group Show Themes" They could be older or newer shows.
He Man and Hello Kitty would be on top of my Worst list.
INLE/Watership Down and the Playboy Redux on top of my Best list.
You should do it, and I agree with Hello Kitty being terrible! But I am with Sven, I think most group shows suck... I was happy with the recent beinArt Dystopia group show, as it wasn't nearly as restrictive as many group shows are, and was a perfect fit for most the artists.
While the two are often mutually inclusive, there is a definite distinction between a "group" show and a "theme" show. Most theme shows are built upon popculture references that pander to people's sense of nostalgia for sales and success. These have little, if any, redeeming qualities. On the other hand, curating a well rounded group show, even if with an overarching theme, is almost as impressive as the artwork itself.
yeah, i'm too lazy to move into another thread so will leave this here as it's relavent anyway...
yes, big distinction between 'group' and 'theme' shows for me. i enjoy group shows immensely. it's a pleasure to see a well curated group show. 'themed' shows often appear to be thrown together with an emphasis on quantity over quality and use a tenuous gimmick as the central theme.
the the subject of well curated group shows, and definitely off-topic here, i thought that the current 'Hueless' show looked particularly well put together.