Thursday, July 31, 2014

“Children of the 80s: An Art Exhibition Celebrating Cartoons & Toys from the Raddest Decade Ever!” presented by Guzu Gallery

“Children of the 80s An Art Exhibition Celebrating Cartoons & Toys from the Raddest Decade Ever!” presented by Guzu Gallery

For the generation of children who grew up in the so-called "Decade of Excess", everything that was important about the 80s, everything that mattered, happened on Saturday mornings! Forget the Cold War and the war against drugs, Saturday mornings in the 80s were all about cartoons and toy commercials. Every cartoon had a toy line and every toy line had its cartoon. It was a magical era for sure, and Guzu Gallery intends to serve up a slice of that nostalgia this summer at their group art show entitled “Children of the 80s”. Join Guzu Gallery this Friday, August 1st, as they celebrate the cartoons and toys from the raddest decade ever!

Bebop & Rocksteady TMNT Print by Justin DeVine

“Children of the 80s” includes artwork inspired by such 80s classics as Jem and the Holograms, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Strawberry Shortcake, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, G.I. Joe, Inspector Gadget, Transformers, Garbage Pail Kids and so much more by artists Breanna Boone, Half-Human, Dan Brereton, Elisa Wikey, Isaak Ramos, Jason Chalker, Justin DeVine, Katrin Muir, Mark Sarmel, Nathan Walker, and Patrick Wong.

Molotov Man Optimus Prime Custom Vinyl Figure by Patrick Wong

The opening reception will be on Friday, August 1st, from 7-10pm and the artwork will remain up through August 30th. Be sure to sport your best (or worst) 80s attire on opening night! Blue eyeliner, leg warmers, hair by Aqua Net and Members Only jackets are encouraged (as is wearing your sunglasses at night). There will be a live performance and 80s/Synthwave DJ set with retro visuals by Who Ha on opening night. Complimentary beverages will be provided by Miller Lite, featuring the original white can (for added old-school authenticity). Guzu will also be featuring an array of vintage toys from the collection of Outlaw Moon Games and Toys. Admission is free and all ages are welcome!

Pukey Luke Garbage Pail Kids Print by Jason Chalker

Best of all, if you can't make it out to the show all available artwork will be available for purchase in Guzu Gallery’s online store beginning on Monday, August 4th, around Noon CST.

Evil-Lyn MOTU Print by Dan Brereton

Code Name B.A.T. G.I. Joe Screen Print by Nathan Walker
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