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 »
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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.
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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 »
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 »
Glow in the dark inks on a poster can be hit or miss. In the best cases, they act as almost a night light, revealing a beautiful second image that’s invisible in the day time. On the other hand, some are so subtle and light, it’s almost as if they don’t glow in the dark at all. And maybe that’s a good thing.
The Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY will surely have a little of both in their latest exhibit, When The Lights Go Out, which opens April 12. Over 60 artists have made brand new pieces with glow in the dark inks, which will be displayed at all hours via a new installation of blacklights.
Some of the topics of the art include 2001: A Space Odyssey (above), The Shawshank Redemption, Alien, Game of Thrones, Band of Brothers, Where the Wild Things Are, Tron, Poltergeist, Time Bandits and more. It looks like a very fun show. Check out a selection of art below.
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Destroying New York in movies has become so cliché. Many major disaster movies — from King Kong to The Avengers — features some kind of massive, cataclysmic event taking place in the city. For some people around the world, these big screen visions of the Big Apple are all they know about NYC. That cultural disconnect is the idea behind the latest pop culture art show at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
The Popular Face of New York is a solo show by UK artist Chris Thornley aka Raid71. He’s created a wide range of screenprints inspired by New York movies, from the destructive (Independence Day, King Kong, Ghostbusters) to the romantic (Woody Allen) and the criminal (Martin Scorsese, The King of New York). It’s a though-provoking, and fun, glimpse at an outsiders perspective on one of the most filmed cites in the world.
The show opens March 15 and runs through March 29. Check out some images below. Read More »
This Valentine’s Day, while everyone else is buying disposable greeting cards, why not buy something a little more lasting, like a limited edition print for (500) Days of Summer?
Get A Room is the latest show at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and it opens February 15. It’ll feature limited edition screenprints and original art, all created to immortalize some of the most enduring romances in pop culture. But we’re not talking Kate Hudson movies. We’re talking the romances that give some of your favorite cult films a heart. Tyler and Marla in Fight Club, Oskar and Eli in Let the Right One In, Frankenstein and his Bride, Neo and Trinity in The Matrix. They’ll even have one of the first prints (if not the first) focused on (500) Days of Summer.
Below, check out a selection of pieces from the show, as well as info on how to see them in person. Read More »
While one Los Angeles gallery focuses on pop culture weapons, a New York counterpart is making that idea even bigger. The Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn has a new show opening January 18 called Gadgets and Gizmos and it’s filled with art based on some weapons, lots of vehicles, robots and accessories too, all inspired by the technology in some of your favorite movies.
While plenty of regulars are on display (Back to the Future, James Bond, Iron Man, Batman), this show has a bunch of subjects that don’t get as much love: Inspector Gadget, Short Circuit, District 9, The Rocketeer, and Flight of the Navigator. Check out a quick selection from the show below and find out how you can see it in person or buy it online. Read More »
Movies, in general, have happy endings. The hero triumphs over adversity and the audience leaves the theater feeling good. But what if the bad guy won? What if the bomb went off? While the happy ending dominates cinema, some of the best movies of all time have taken the ‘dark ending’ route, and now some that did not have been reimagined with new conclusions.
Alternate Endings is a brand new art show presented by the Silver Screen Society and opening December 14 at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Each artist in the show picked one of their favorite movies and created a piece of art showing an “alternate ending.” So, for example, Godmachine surmised that Tetsuo won in Akira. Mark Englert reimagined James Bond’s childhood in Skyfall. Others changed the endings of Home Alone, RoboCop, The Dark Knight Rises and more.
After the jump, check out a few images from the show and get all the pertinent info. Read More »