Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Lovers, the Dreamers, and Me - A Jim Henson Tribute Exhibition

"Jim Henson's accomplishments have left a widespread and enduring impression on generations of admirers since his first endeavors in the late 1950s. From his iconic and colorful cast on Sesame Street to the groundbreaking fantasy Dark Crystal, Henson's imagination and ingenuity have ignited a path that many others have since followed.

Timed with the release of Disney's The Muppets motion picture and news on a forthcoming Henson biopic, Gallery Nucleus has invited more than 30 artists to pay homage to this universally beloved visionary whose inspiring concepts and characters have impacted our culture in a monumental way. The collection will showcase a variety of mediums from a roster of professionals who are also genuine fans."

When I received the invitation to participate, "The Dark Crystal" was my immediate impulse to execute a piece from, when I first saw it during my childhood all the magical characters were stuck in my mind for a while, specially those legendary Mystics. So I did a piece based in UrSu. This is the first time I explore a dimensional approach in my artwork :-)

December 10, 2011 - January 2, 2012
Opening Reception / Dec 10, 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Nucleus Gallery / 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801