Mark Englert - Bioshock Reg Header

Another year, another glow in the dark art show at New York City’s Bottleneck Gallery. Last year’s event drew massive crowds, there to admire pop culture art made with glow in the dark inks, and this year should be more of the same.

When The Lights Go Out 2 opens Saturday March 22 and remains on display through April 9. As is the case with most group shows, a huge number of artists tackled a huge variety of properties. What makes this one different is every few minutes, the Bottleneck team turns off the regular lights and turns on a barrage of blacklights to show the treasures hidden in every single piece.

Below, we’ve got a bunch of work from the show including posters for Preacher, Akira, Spirited Away, Big Trouble in Little China, Despicable Me and They Live. Plus, we’re proud to exclusively debut popular artist Mark Englert‘s piece for the video game Bioshock. It’s a stunning work that must be seen to be believed (that’s just a taste above). Check it all out below. Read More »

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Marko Manev - Arnold

Two of the most promising rising artists in the pop culture art world are teaming up for a massive show. It’s called Influences;Marko Manev and Matt Ferguson are the artists; and the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY is the venue.

The theme is basically just films that have influenced not only these two artists, but pop culture as a whole. That means we’re talking very big properties: Jurassic Park, E.T., Predator, Batman, Total Recall, Flash Gordon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many more. Below, check out a small preview of the show that opens Friday February 28. Read More »

Feb 14 Art

This week might have started with the Super Bowl, but it’s ending with a weekend of super art. Five art shows in four major cities open tonight and tomorrow. If you’re a fan of pop culture art, this is like Christmas. Here’s the breakdown.

  • Thursday February 6: UnReal Estates III by Tim Doyle at Spoke Art in San Francisco, CA.
  • Friday February 7: It Came From 1984 group show at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Friday February 7: The Art of Laurent Durieux at Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX.
  • Friday February 7: Such Pixels by Aled Lewis at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Friday February 7: Adventure Show by Nicole Gustafsson & Meghan Stratman at Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.

We’ve already written about each of those shows at those above links but, below, we’ll once again give you the info and feature a few new pieces from each show. Read More »

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1984 was a great year for blockbuster cinema. Like, a ridiculously good year. The Terminator, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Beverly Hills Cop, Gremlins, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Police Academy, This is Spinal Tap, Revenge of the Nerds, Purple Rain, The Karate Kid, Splash, and Red Dawn were all released. All those films and more are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year and the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY is having one big bash in their honor.

It’s an art show called It Came From 1984 and it opens February 7. Artists from all over have interpreted films from 1984 in all kind of media and, below, you can catch a glimpse. Read More »

Cuyler Smith - Donnie

Sometimes an artist comes up with an idea and rides it to greatness. Think Scott Campbell and his Great Showdowns (Link here for context). It’s a simple, clean idea that can be adapted to almost any movie. Mike Mitchell does something similar with his Super and Just Like Us series’ too. Same for Olly Moss’ Paper Cuts. These are all incredibly talented artists with distinct styles who develop a special way of immortalizing pop culture and choose to do it again and again.

Artist Cuyler Smith has found his own niche. A few months back, the Northern California based artist began doing pieces of famous pop culture figures in a unique, medium shot. It was unique because it goes from the upper thigh or waist to the middle of the face. No eyes or hair. These paintings quickly sold out at Gallery 1988′s Judd Apatow and Bad Robot shows and now, Smith has taken the idea and developed it as a full gallery show.

The show is called Cut Short and it opens Friday August 9 at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn NY. Well over 100 different characters from the world of TV and movies have been “cut short” and, after the jump, you can see just a small sampling of the affordable, original art. Read More »

QFSChris - Saw

East Coasters jealous of the pop culture insanity happening in San Diego this weekend have a pretty great option themselves. The Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY is currently exhibiting a show called Where Is My Mind? which is filled with art based on psychologically complex films. What does that mean? Well the show’s title gives one example: Fight Club. But also stuff Pi, Cloud Atlas, Apocalypse Now, Seven, Memento, Inception and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Check out a few of the images below. Read More »

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Briefly: Artist Marko Manev took the art world by storm this Spring with his cool concept of Superhero Noir. His latest print, Mutants, is now on sale through Bottleneck Gallery and is a timed release. That means every person who buys the $35 13 x 19 inch print before a specific time will get one. There’s a minor catch: we don’t know what time the sale will end. @BottleneckNYC on Twitter might give a heads up but, after the jump, check out the full image and get a link. Read More »

Neal Russler - American Werewolf

From black lights to best friends, Brooklyn’s Bottleneck Gallery is getting sentimental for their next pop culture art exhibit. It’s called I Love You, Man and is focused on friendships that are prevalent in film or television. Some examples: The Channel 4 News Team in Anchorman, the Ghostbusters, Ferris and Cameron in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Bill and Ted, The Boondock Saints, The Three Amigos, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or Donnie and the Rabbit in Donnie Darko. Obviously, it’s a theme the gallery allowed to be twisted ever so slightly, but if you’ve ever dreamt of an Encino Man print, this is the show for you.

“I Love You, Man” opens at 7 p.m. Friday May 10 and will remain on display through May 26 at the gallery, which is in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. Check out a nice, big sampling from the show below. Read More »

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