MONDO PEERS INTO YOUR SOUL WITH GALLERY SHOW EYES WITHOUT A FACE 2
One of our favorite artists (not to mention one of the nicest guys in the world) Jason Edmiston returns to the Mondo Gallery with a huge collection of original art for Eyes Without A Face 2, showcasing 100 new acrylic paintings and preliminary pencils of iconic pop culture eyes from movies, TV, comics, games and more. Presented in life-sized proportions, sizes range from the peepers of tiny toy people to the fiery orbs of snarling behemoths. Created over a period of six months, the show boasts Jason’s largest painting ever, at 8 1/2 feet tall, and 22 feet long. It is only part of what Edmiston promises to be his most engaging show yet.
I’ve always appreciated the challenge of capturing the essence of a character with just the bare essentials, and most of the time it comes down the eyes. The expression of a subject correctly captured can breed emotion in the viewer, and subtleties can imply volumes. Keeping with the series, these portraits are all cropped to a 3:1 landscape ratio, as if you’re viewing these characters through a slot in a door to an exclusive club. I’m sure folks that attend the show will find it to be my most arresting gallery experience to date. Eyes will surround you in 360 degrees, and possibly overwhelm as they stare back at you. I’m working hard to make sure attendees will have a visceral reaction and really enjoy the experience.
– Jason Edmiston.
Check out some of the early teases for the show:
It’s a show you need to catch in person to fully appreciate. Always leaves my jaw twitching on the linoleum to see Jason’s skill in the acrylic flesh. The pair of eyes you’ll likely notice most at the gallery are Jason’s as they excitedly pop while sharing tales of creating this ocular menagerie.
– Rob Jones, Mondo Creative Director and Co-Founder
SAVE THE DATE:
The opening reception is February 9, from 7-10 PM. The artwork will be on display from February 9 to February 17, 2018.
ABOUT JASON EDMISTON:
A commercial illustrator since 1996, Jason has created work for advertising, editorial, packaging and book publishing clients internationally. He is a traditional artist, painting in acrylic on watercolor paper or wood panel. His style ranges from realism to exaggeration, usually emphasizing the figure, and a certain degree of humor or caricature. Jason is often asked to emulate a specific genre of illustration, such as movie posters, pulp covers or retro style advertising. His fondness for pop culture, especially movies and toys often creep into his work.
ABOUT MONDO GALLERY:
The Mondo Gallery is a permanent art space in Austin, TX featuring a curated mix of original artwork and limited edition screen prints. Our goal is to showcase and promote artists from around the world, and provide a physical space to view, enjoy and purchase art inspired by film, television, comics and other things we love.
Past exhibits include interpretations on properties such as Disney, Game of Thrones, Universal Monsters and Marvel, and celebrate talents of top artists like Tyler Stout, Aaron Horkey, Mike Mitchell, Ken Taylor, Martin Ansin, and Drew Struzan.
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