Yes, gallery shows are still coming fast and furious in 2013, and this week brings us another new one: Bottleneck Gallery’s Gizmos and Gadgets opens this Friday, and—from the looks of the preview images sent over by our buddy Joe at the Gallery’s NYC location—it looks to be just as impressive as the work we saw from that Gallery throughout 2012. Wanna see some amazing new artwork from Godmachine, Cuyler Smith, and Dave Perillo? Find out when you can plan on getting a crack at purchasing some of this stuff online? Meet me after the jump, folks.
For the past few weeks, your humble Limited Paper scribe has been knee-deep in a few non-Limited-Paper-related projects, both of which have been keeping me a little more occupied than usual. So, before we get into today’s amazing preview of Bottleneck Gallery’s forthcoming Gizmos and Gadgets show, I just wanted to offer up a brief mea culpa: planning a wedding and interviewing for a dream job have been keeping me pretty busy as of late, but we’re doing our best to balance everything out.
This week at Limited Paper, we’re going to have (fingers crossed) the third of our “Welcome to 2013” giveaways to announce, and next week we’re going to be offering up some exclusive photos and video from Mondo’s In Progress show at the Mondo Gallery. All of this, of course, is in addition to our normal drop-to-drop coverage, so hopefully that’ll keep all of you steeped in the kind of reading material you’ve come to expect from us here at Limited Paper over the past year. And don’t worry: no matter how out of control those wedding plans get or whether or not I end up getting offered that job, I won’t be going anywhere.
All of that said, let’s take a look at Bottleneck Gallery’s Gizmos and Gadgets. From the looks of things, Bottleneck’s lined up quite the collection of artists for this show: Godmachine, Jay Shaw, Cuyler Smith (back with another quintet of awesome character portraits), Dave Perillo, Sam Ho, Mark Englert, Alex Grobat—the list goes on and on. And what does Bottleneck have to say about their latest showcase? In their words:
It is a common saying that a man’s best friend….are his Gizmos and Gadgets? Sorry animal lovers but at this show, this new adage rings true. We are constantly reminded by popular culture that in a time of great need, there is nothing better to have at your side than something conjured up by man. Whether the Gizmo or Gadget’s idea came about while on the toilet, was made in the deep recesses of a dark and rodent filled cave, or just simply provides the speed necessary to get you from point A to point B (while eluding your followers), Bottleneck’s newest show focuses on the material items made popular by your favorite movies, television shows and books. Each artist will present a piece depicting a Gizmo or Gadget that has shaped our culture in some way, shape or form. Who said being materialistic was a bad thing?
Alright, we’re sold. Let’s take a look at some of the best pieces we glimpsed from the collection that Bottleneck sent us over the weekend (keep in mind that some of these may be originals, some may be prints, titles may not be final, and that all will be available when Bottleneck throws open the doors on the show on the 18th…and that anything that doesn’t sell immediately should be going on sale the following day online):
- Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure by 100 Soft
- Portal Turret by Alex Grobat
- Wallace and Gromit by Andres Lozano
- Batmen by Cuyler Smith
- Inspector Gadget by Dave Perillo
- GID Layer from Perillo’s Inspector Gadget piece
- The Rocketeer by Justin VanGenderen
- Short Circuit by Jay Shaw
- RoboCop by Sam Ho
- Hellboy by Godmachine
That Godmachine Hellboy is probably my favorite of the bunch, but what do you guys think? Bottleneck Gallery sent over a bunch of images from the show, but these were the ones we thought would most appeal to the Limited Paper crowd. This isn’t to say that the rest of the stuff isn’t awesome, but…oh, you know what we mean. If you’re going to be in the NYC area this Friday and are interested in attending the show, you should swing on by Bottleneck Gallery’s website to get specific directions to the gallery. Everyone else can expect for an online sale to occur at some point on the morning of the 19th, which—for the calendarily challenged among you—is Saturday.
Stay tuned for more about this show—including, god willing, a look at Mark Englert’s piece—in the days ahead, as well as news regarding our third giveaway for January, 2013. Gonna be a busy couple weeks here at Limited Paper HQ, so keep checking in here at Collider.com frequently for future updates. In the meantime: if you’re an artist or gallery with artwork you’d like to see featured on Limited Paper (or if you’re just some lucky bastard who happened to overhear a bit of poster-related gossip while standing in the bushes outside Martin Ansin’s house) we wanna hear from you! Email Limited Paper directly at LimitedPaper@gmail.com, and be sure that you’re following us on Twitter via @LimitedPaper for ongoing commentary, news updates, giveaways, and more!