Limited Paper: Gallery Shows in April Include Bottleneck’s WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT, Mondo’s MIKE MITCHELL Show, Spoke Art’s SCORSESE Tribute

     April 2, 2013

We’re headed into the fourth month of 2013, and so far it seems like there’s been no slowing the pace set by galleries, artists, and fine screenprint retailers everywhere back in 2012:  it’s only two days into April, and already a number of impressive-looking gallery shows (and a Mondo screening in Kansas City) have been announced, including Spoke Art’s Scorsese-themed showcase, Mondo’s Mike Mitchell solo show, and Bottleneck Gallery’s Glow-in-The-Dark orgy, When The Lights Go Out.  Wanna find out when each of these shows will be opening its doors?  Meet me after the jump, folks.

Many collectors may still be recovering from March’s Stout & Taylor show, but that doesn’t mean the machinery powering Poster World is going to slow down any time soon.  If anything, the “New Stuff Being Dropped” Index is actually increasing; it will be extremely interesting to see how our current year stacks up to the record number of shows, drops, and new galleries that popped up in 2012.  This year started a little slow…but very quickly it’s turned into the same kind of runaway train we saw in the back-half of last year.

But, hey, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing:  more shows, drops, and openings only means more stuff to go around.  And in April, there’s gonna be plenty of new prints in circulation.  A number of new gallery shows and events have been announced as of late—and we’ll be covering as many of ‘em as possible as we get closer to each opening—but here’s three we suspect will be among the month’s biggest blockbusters.

Our friends at Bottleneck Gallery are throwing a show later in the month that we’ve been waiting a long time for someone to announce:  When The Lights Go Out is an all Glow-in-The-Dark showcase featuring new work from guys like Dave Perillo, Mark Englert, Randy Ortiz, Timothy Pittides, JP Valderamma, Mark Lone, Matthew Skiff, Dan McCarthy, and UK-based badass Godmachine.  Show opens April 12th at 7PM, EST, and it’s expected that online sales—for whatever doesn’t sell out—will arrive shortly thereafter.  We’ll keep ya informed on that front, folks, but also keep an eye on Bottleneck’s site in the meantime.

One week later (that’s April 19th), the Spoke Art guys are taking a field trip to Bottleneck’s…er…neck of the woods in order to unveil Scorsese:  An Art Show tribute.   This event is taking place at New York’s Bold Hype Gallery, will be open for viewing through the 21st, and will feature new stuff from over 50 artists.  Here’s a look at two of the pieces featured in the show, one (on the left) by Josh Budich and another (on the right) by Tracie Ching.  Anyone else think the one on the right looks like Ansin’s Cronos?

And, finally, Austin’s Mondo crew are putting together what we’re expecting to be this month’s biggest show:

Ya see that?  “30-ish” new prints!  And maybe we’re interpreting this incorrectly, but doesn’t the use of the word “portrait” seem to be a gentle hint aimed at Mitchell megafans?  It’s oddly specific for a Mondo flier…but maybe this is everyone involved’s way of saying, “Look, this show won’t be packed with a ton of new Just Like Us pieces, so please don’t camp out for three weeks expecting as much”.  Again:  could be wrong, but I don’t think so.  Guess we’ll find out when the show opens on April 26th (you can expect Limited Paper’s report from the Mitchell frontlines shortly thereafter).

That’s all for now, folks, but there’s plenty more on the way, including a look at Ltd. Art Gallery’s newest showcase, info regarding Mondo’s Army of Darkness release in Kansas City, and much, much more (including at least one awesome giveaway).  As is always the case around here: 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, and be sure that you’re following us on Twitter via @LimitedPaper for ongoing commentary, news updates, giveaways, and more!

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