Almost there! Basically half the show is hung, and we're gearing up for Friday's opening gala for Crazy 4 Cult 2: This Time It's Personal with every hand on deck. I feel like I may have said this once before for the Stan Lee show, so my credibility might be up there with those John Edwards VP hopes, but I do genuinely think this is the best show we've ever had in LA. The work is just so good, every box I open sets a brand new standard. I mean, we're building a temporary wall in the gallery to house this much work! And this is why we cherish our themed group shows at 1988 so much. Other similar shows are great events or parties, but we really feel like we create an art show over everything else. And this Crazy 4 Cult will prove it. Hands down, thumbs up. Oh, don't believe me? Then feast your eyes on the funniest painting I have ever seen.
Brandon Bird's "I Am Night" which references Philip Seymour Hoffman's turn as a male nurse in the underrated PTA nod to the San Fernando Valley, "Magnolia." And yes, this kid is wearing one of those cheap Thirfty Drug Store Halloween costumes to be Mr. Hoffman, as if they made those. I am actually laughing right now.
Oh, so I did a podcast to promote the show with 1988 friends Gariana and Grae (www.popcornmafia.com) and you can listen to it by CLICKING HERE. I think it's funny, but I also have serious cinematic beliefs (which you'll hear now) and made a lot of jokes about young actresses (yes, that young. And yes, I'm joking).
And speaking of talking, our Lord and Savior Kevin Smith will be on Kevin and Bean (which I call Kevin, Bean & Ralph Garmen due to my love for that man) on KROQ Friday morning at 7:20 AM. The fact that Kevin is waking up at 7:20 to promote the show on a day he knows he'll be shooting the shit till late here at the gallery shows you want kind of guy he his, and the love he has for the art. Anyway, please listen cause I know he'll make you laugh way more than my podcast appearance.