On behalf of Northern Soul and the Northern Soul Art Project’s curator Narciso Espiritu, Jr., I invite you to the opening reception for “Portraits Of Awesomeness: The Pop-Culture Art of Craig Mahoney” on Monday, October 20th at 7pm. Nearly two dozen new, original drawings and paintings celebrating my favorites from movies, music, TV, and comedy will be on display, with most being shown publicly for the first time.
All artwork will be available for purchase. In addition, there will be drink specials, free snacks, and some of the movies and music that inspired the artwork playing throughout the night. I’m also hearing a rumor that there will be cookies. No promises, though.
If you’re the type of person who enjoys promoting other people’s work (and if you are, THANKS!), here’s the link to the facebook event page and below are some promo pics for your Instagram, twitter, and facebook feeds. Feel free to tag me on instagram (@yerolepalCraiggers) or twitter (@CraigMahoney) and hashtag it #PortraitsOfAwesomeness (Is that a long hashtag? Yes. Do I have a better idea? No. We’ll just have to live with it.).
The Hot Chicks Gallery at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, East Village is currently accepting submissions for their next group art show, a tribute to animated comedy from Bugs Bunny to Bob’s Burgers.
“A Cartoon Cavalcade” will open on Tuesday, August 12th, and run until Monday, September 8th.
All art must be ready to hang. Artists will receive 70% of all sales. Email submissions to email@example.com by Friday, August 8th.
Other upcoming group shows at the Hot Chicks Gallery:
SEPT – “Seinfeld” 25th anniversary show
NOV – Harold Ramis 70th birthday tribute
No, I’m not not working on a Step Brothers piece (although, maybe I should… Prestige Worldwide!). I am, however working on a number of different pieces for a show that will be opening on Halloween at Boca Grande in Jersey City. We’re having a big opening with a live comedy and music show as well. the whole night’s going to kick ass. So, do yourself a favor and find a way to get over there. In keeping with the Halloween theme, some of the pieces are a little darker than my normal fare, but as I am not a huge horror fan, some of the monsters I’m working on are more the psychological kind. And, some of the other pieces are just my usual “Hey! Isn’t this cool???” shit.
Below, in various stages of progress, are Breaking Bad’s Walter White, Heath Ledger’s Joker, a trio of Bill Murrays, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, a bunch of 80’s cartoon heroes, the xenomorph from Alien, a layout for a Pan’s Labyrinth piece, and Anton Chigurh from No Country For Old Men. ENJOY!
It is my utmost pride and pleasure to announce that I’ll be curating and producing a new monthly art & comedy series at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, East Village. On the first Tuesday of each month, in the Hot Chicks Room at the UCBeast, we’ll have the opening reception for a new art show followed by a one hour stand-up showcase hosted by myself & Austin Rodrigues. The theme for this month’s show is “Legends Of Laughter”, art depicting the all-time greats of comedy, created by some of the area’s finest artists.
For the first show, we’ve got a great collection of work from artists throughout NYC & NJ, and a killer comedy lineup featuring Mark Normand, Amber Nelson , Lukas Kaiser, and Abbi Crutchfield.
Here’s a brief sample of some of the pieces that will be on display. I’ll be posting mine tomorrow>
“Groucho Squared” by Ray Arcadio
“Hello Dummy” by Steve Dressler
“Lucy” by Stephanie Herrera
The Upright Citizens Brigade is a legendary name in comedy, and I’m proud to announce that I will be curating monthly art shows at the UCBeast theater in the East Village. The first show opens Tuesday, October 8th, and the theme is “Legends Of Laughter”.
I’m looking for portraits of the true icons of comedy, people you recognize without even hearing their full name – Groucho, Woody, Lenny, Carlin, Pryor, Gilda, Belushi, Letterman, etc. You get the idea.
The work can be in any medium, but must be ready to hang. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, October 3. We will take a 30% commission on all sales, so please price accordingly. E-mail pics of submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is gonna be a great event. I can’t wait to see what you kids cook up!
Groucho Marx/The Marx Brothers
Laurel & Hardy
The Three Stooges
70’s Steve Martin
80’s Eddie Murphy