Even when there’s nothing new about Star Wars, people care about Star Wars. In the years between Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace, Star Wars certainly wasn’t a daily topic of discussion. Yet its legions of fans made it omnipresent and lent it cultural influence. Once Revenge of the Sith ended, we thought we’d enter another dark time too, but the Clone Wars cartoon, rabid fan films and more consistently kept the franchise in the public eye. Now, with the recent announcement of Star Wars Episode VII, the franchise is not back on our radars, it’s hot again.
The timing works out perfectly for the Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle, WA. They’ve got a brand new exhibit of Star Wars art about to go on display called Han Shot First. It opens Thursday December 13 and remains on display through January. Check out a bunch of images after the jump. Read More »
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The snowballing popularity of pop culture art has found a place to plant its flag in the Pacific Northwest. Los Angeles has Gallery 1988, Austin has Mondo, San Francisco has Spoke Art, New York at Bottleneck and Seattle now has the LTD Art Gallery. The gallery will celebrate its one year anniversary this weekend with the opening of Pop 2, an exhibit featuring the art of pop culture. Everything from sci-fi to comic books, television and movies are all on display created a talented group of veteran and up and coming artists. Batman, Hellboy, I Dream of Jeannie, Blade Runner, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead are some of the subjects.
The show runs from November 8 through December 9 with an opening reception happening this Thursday from 6-10 p.m. After the jump, check out a bunch of images from the exhibit and get all the details.
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Los Angeles, Austin and San Francisco aren’t the only cities with a pop culture art scene. New York is getting their own Gallery 1988 Crazy 4 Cult show next month and the Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle, WA has quietly been putting on very cool exhibitions featuring your favorite movies, television shows, video games and more. Their latest exhibit, Postalgia, is by an artist named Steve Thomas (who you might remember from his Star Wars tourism pieces), and features unique and cool representations of a whole bunch of Eighties and Nineties properties: Star Wars, Back to the Future, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Top Gun, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Beetlejuice are just a few.
The show opens this Saturday, July 28, but you can check out a preview after the jump. Read More »