OPENING RECEPTION: Fri, October 17, 5pm-8pm
There are few pop-culture standards as enduring as the daikaiju, the Japanese giant monster. In films, TV shows, music videos, video games, and comic books, daikaiju are almost everywhere. As artists, it is hard for us not to in some way be influenced by the image of a colossal reptilian sea creature stomping through a city, tearing down power lines and causing no end of mayhem.
2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the release of the very first Godzilla film, the 1954 classic that birthed the daikaiju genre. To celebrate, we thought it might be fun to put together an exhibition at the Box Gallery of artwork inspired by Godzilla and other giant monsters.
“That’s about it!” states the curator, Ted Mallison, “There was no big curatorial vision here. It’s just an exhibition of monsters.”
There are works by Jeff Lamm, Bili Kribbs, Mark Soppeland, and Richie Peterson, to name a few, and represented media includes painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and ceramics.
On display through November 15, 2014