Monday, April 26, 2010

Pittsburgh Artists Nathan Mazur, Jessica LaVecchia @ Zomnbo Gallery Lawrenceville



Zombo Gallery Presents Exhibit by Nathan Mazur and Jessica LaVecchia
"Cute & Creepy"

PITTSBURGH – Zombo Gallery, Pittsburgh’s home for hip lowbrow art, announces the an all new 2 person exhibit by local artists Jessica LaVecchia and Nathan Mazur; Cute & Creepy, opening Saturday, May 1st at 6pm.

Cute & Creepy is an exhibit comprised of paintings and other miscellaneous items by local artists Jessica LaVecchia and Nathan Mazur. As the name of the show indicates, the subject matter ranges from cute to… well, creepy. Monsters, bunnies, zombified fisher-price style little people, anthropomorphic food and heart based flatulence are all things to expect from this unique showing.
The team-up between LaVecchia and Mazur for this show was born out of the desire to hopefully expose their respective fans to one another’s work. “While our artistic styles differ from each other, there are some similarities on a more visceral level that I think people who enjoy our work will appreciate”, explains Mazur.
Cute & Creepy runs from May 1st through May 28th, 2010 at the Zombo Gallery, located at 4900 Hatfield St. in Lawrenceville. Opening reception is Saturday, May 1st at 6pm . For those unable to make it to the gallery, select pieces will be available for sale online the following day at www.scaredofbees.com/cuteandcreepy/exhibit.htm. The gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 1-7pm and Sunday 1-5pm. Additional hours by appointment. For more information on Zombo Gallery, please call 412-904-3703.
Jessica LaVecchia is a remarkably prolific artist and designer from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. In addition to paint and canvas, Jessica also creates art digitally, which she often sells as limited edition prints. She has also recently expanded her repertoire to include tattooing. To find out more about the surreal art of Jessica LaVecchia, please follow her blog at http://jeshaka.blogspot.com/
Nathan Mazur is a local artist and animator who is probably best known for his animated music videos for Parry Gripp, such as “Do You Like Waffles?”. He has had 2 previous exhibits at Zombo Gallery; “Wee Beasties” and “Mini Monsters” where he worked exclusively on miniature canvases. His clients include American Greetings, Carnegie Mellon University, Disney Television, E! Networks, Neatorama.com as well as many other smaller companies, independent filmmakers, and private commissions. He is also a member of Pittsburgh Illustrators Society. To find out more about Nathan Mazur’s work, please visit www.scaredofbees.com.

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