Gallery 1988 Objects of Our Affection

Gallery 1988 has opened up another new pop culture art exhibition, this time featuring two artists doubling up to pay tribute to the things and characters they love from their favorite movies and TV shows.

Barry Blankenship and Dave Squiggle teamed up for the Gallery 1988 Objects of Our Affection show, each bringing their unique style to the table and honoring movies and TV shows like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Office, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Back to the Future, Stranger Things, Predator, Beetlejuice, The Fifth Element and many more. Read More »

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When collectors think of limited edition screenprints, they think of Austin. They think of Los Angeles. New York, maybe even San Francisco or Nashville. But few think of Seattle, which is a shame. The home of grunge, Starbucks and the Super Bowl Champs has a bustling and growing art scene, which includes lots of limited edition screenprints from the Ltd. Art Gallery.

Their latest show attempts to prove this by using only local artists to create hand pulled screenprints of things they loved as children. For artists such as Barry Blankenship, who did 10 pieces in the show as well as curated it, that means pop culture of the Eighties and Nineties. For others, maybe it’s a little more personal. But all of them are evocative, fun pieces of nostalgic that were screenprinted in Seattle.

The show is appropriately called Deep Pulls and it opens Friday June 20 at the Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Below, see a few of the pop culture images in the show and find out more about its creation. Read More »