Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Zombo Gallery December 2008 Pittsburgh Art Events

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December 2008 @ Zombo Gallery

Hey! Here's what going on at Zombo Gallery.

Press Release #1

Ink and Paint Closing Reception. Dec 6th 2008 6-11pm.This is not only a closing party for the Toonseum's Benefit show, but also a Dr. Sketchy Pajama Party!At 6pm you can check out all the great cartoon and animation drawings from Daniel Clowes, Charles Burns,Rob Rogers, Dan Pirraro, and a bunch more. Even original cel animation of Yogi Bear and Barney Rubble!Then at 8pm, hang out for a Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School Pajama Party. Groovy models in wacky nightware for your sketching pleasure plus nutty games galore..and Zombo DJ's..Natch!


Press Release #2

December 13, 2008. "Phone Books and Wine Corks" at Zombo Gallery (4900 Hatfield St, Lawrenceville).Drawings by David Grim and Found Object Figures by Dave English.
Please join us at Zombo Gallery for a reception between 6PM and 10:30PM on Saturday, December 13th, featuring the artwork of David Grim and Dave English. The single-day exhibition is inspired by the hardboiled realities of urban anomie. We are creators working along the fringes of the fine art world, concerned more with exploring the mysteries of the alleys and abandoned industrial buildings than flirting with formalist aesthetic conceptualists. Our materials were picked up during moments of sodden personal reflection, and our work expresses the conditions that surround us. Tip back the spirit of your choice, and then come help us find the bottom of it all.

Dave English is a puppeteer and found object artist from Pittsburgh, PA. He frequently works in recycled materials because they are low cost and plentiful. The wine cork figurines stem from his time as a bartender. The characters he creates are all individually unique. They act as wine rack decorations, voodoo dolls, pincushions, a home for mismatched or lost jewelry, and odd gifts.

David Grim is an artist focusing mainly on photography, drawing and collage. Born in Allentown, PA, he moved to the western part of the state to attend the University of Pittsburgh after graduating high school in 1988. He has since embraced the region, and has had solo exhibitions at the Digging Pitt, The Clay Penn, and Pittsburgh Filmmakers. He has been featured in numerous group shows at diverse venues including La Vie Gallery, 707 Penn, Panza Gallery, Fe Gallery, and Agni Gallery (NYC).
Please direct inquiries to: grimone1@verizon.netOr (412) 904-3703


Press Release #3

The Ukulele Art Show! Opening Reception on Dec 19th (6pm) ..Closes on Jan 3rd (6pm)This is still a call to artists to get involved! We are asking for your painted/decorated/etc work directly on a groovy little uke.You can purchase unassembled kits to paint from the link on the www.zomboworld.com gallery page or get one of your own.You can sell them at any price and make a few holiday dollars, too! Live Uke entertainment at the openings and closings..send us an email for more info!

All the best and have a super holiday...yer pal



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