The Berlin show at Strychnin gallery opened Friday, December 6th!Â It was a very fun evening but I’m glad that it has come and gone, the stress of everything was starting to get to me, mostly due to worrying about my dolls/cases in transit (trains, planes and automobiles).Â I enjoyed talking with the people there, both those who knew of my dolls before hand and those that were seeing them for the first time.
The shot above is me with Cliff Wallace, a special effects artist who worked on such Hollywood films as Quantum of Solace, Hellboy 2, 28 days later, etc. He had some of his sculptures in the show and I had the opportunity to meet him and chat with him about his work. It was pretty cool.
I also had an interesting conversation with a journalist, which was more of an argument about the nature of art, commercialism, and whether commercial and fine are can coexist together, whether the commercial aspect of art completely devaluates purpose of true art. It was a refreshing discussion because I haven’t had an art critique of my work since I graduated from art school, on the other hand, it reminded me of my art school discussions which focused too much on the idealistic notion of “art is pure” rather than commercial considerations of making a living.
The show runs until February 6th, (but is closed from Dec 22nd – Jan 22nd), so if you’re in the area drop in and take a look.Â More info on Strychnin’s site