Normally, I create illustrations meant for publishing, but these last few months I've been seduced by the invitation to create art for gallery walls, yet maintaining an illustrative aesthetic of style and substance. That's sort of the ongoing mission of Helikon Gallery, in Denver, Colorado, as they monthly mount shows with adventurous art from around the nation.
Opening July 1, the show will be 'Parallel Universe Pictures presents...', showcasing a parallel universe where "illustration reigns supreme. No longer bound by the confines of Time and Space, artists create posters for films that exist only in their cinematic imaginations. Actors of the past are brought into the present, existing films are recast, and new (never-heard-of-before) films are brought to life."
I'm part of that show, but I'm also excited to simultaneously be in a duo show in the gallery annex, called 'Portals and Parallax', which centers around two artists in parallel universes, who view the same objective from different points of view and open connecting pathways across the universes.