Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Diane Tanios Gallery

I've been invited to participate in a show at The Diane Tanios Gallery in the Lakeview neighborhood. Cool. What's cool especially is that Alex Wald and Gene Ha will also be hanging work for exhibit and sale. So if you're fans and want to see real pages or buy something...or you hate us and want to deface our original art, the show opens August 1st (Yeow!).
They're using a term I've coined in the title: knuckle opera; which I lend to any instance someone is getting their ass kicked in a comic or movie. I think it'll will be a kick-ass show.
Here are some shots of the gallery taken when I visited to see the new paint job.

Here's "my" wall. That's right. I'm filling this WHOLE effing section. From the left there'll be an installation of sorts, then Original pages then a couple of original mixed media pieces: Boom-ballah, yo?

This outdoor lightbox is 4' by 8' on each side!!! As I got into the show first I COMPLETELY bogarted the thing. I've picked a couple of images that will be in the box: a different one on each side. Had Geof Darrow decided to participate in the show, I would have considered letting him have one side of the display. Maybe :~)




7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cool. I will be in Milwaukee during this time frame and will look into getting down and checking everything out. You couldn't have timed it better.

Shannon

clmcshane said...

Oh wow, that is going to be an awesome show, Tony.

arnie said...

it's about time they appreciated true art. when Alex Ross going to be there? (HAR HAR)
congradulations. it's ssomething i'd like to see, but since we live on opposite coasts, all i have for you is a "have a good show."

peace out

el dooglas said...

hey is the broadway cinema still around? i had a wonderful wed. night there watching 'tremors' oh, about 20 years ago...

Tony Akins said...

Hey guys,
No Ross, Arnie. It's all about about "timing" Shannon. Keep an eye out Cinders, I'll keep posting progress. Doug, the Broadway Cinema is now the Broadway Theatre, a live performance venue: Hedgwick and the Angry Inch; Penis Puppet Theatre and other "flavored" endeavors. But Broadway is still very much Broadway of those days. That's stll the Melrose Diner on the Corner. Unabridged Books, Coffee and Tea Exchange...

Charlie said...

I'll be attending said opening and look forward to being duly impressed.

Will Alex, Dave Dorman, and I also be seeing you in San Diego? Come on by The Devil's Candy Store booth #1704 (we're a couple aisles past DC, across from IDW and just before the Bud Plant aisle.)

Tony Akins said...

C,
I won't be in San Diego this year. So have EXTRA fun for me. I'll look forward to seeing you at the opening!