Last weekend, the Laguna Art Museum opened their doors to crowds of art fans anxious to check out the newest exhibition – Art Shack. The group show included installations by artists like Mike Shine (featured), Martin Wittfooth, Kenny Scharf, Clayton Brothers (featured), and Jeff Gillette (who showed recently in LA) with a fantastic three-dimensional representation of his signature “slum” imagery. More photos after the jump but be sure to check out Hi-Fructose’s full photoset here.
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Last Saturday night marked the opening of Jeff Gillette’s solo at Copro Gallery, “Dismayland”. If you made the obvious connection between the name he chose for the show and the happiest place on earth, then you would be right. The imagery the Orange County-based artist features in this new body of work includes Snow White, Cinderella, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and other Disney characters scattered in what looks to be the slums of some third world country or perhaps some post-apocalyptic alternate universe leading to […]
Shantytowns and the world of Disney, not a common pairing, but when put together, forms a powerful statement from the mind of Jeff Gillette. His show “Dismayland” opens tomorrow night, April 10th at Copro Gallery and will feature a body of work that melds the excess of pop culture today with what look to be the ghettos of tomorrow. The paintings often confront viewers with strong images such as familiar characters living in the slums, laying haphazardly almost half-dead or using the streets and open-air […]