Something Ugly Found Adrift

My art show, Something Ugly Found Adrift: the Art of Other Sleep, is next month, and I couldn’t be more excited. It’ll be at theWilliam King Museum in Abingdon, VA from February 2nd through March 1st.

I’ve just about got everything together for it, including my artist statement that was dang near impossible to write for some stupid reason. The full color prints, which I ordered from American Art Editions, came in last week, and they look FANTASTIC. This Instagram picture of them does them no justice because cellphone cameras are lame, but whatever:
This show is also coinciding with an even bigger, better show called Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, which will be an exhibition of comic art from the personal collection of Shelton Drum, who runs the Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find shop in Charlotte and is the man behind Heroes Con. The gallery is also being co-curated by Neil Bramlette, who runs the awesome Out of Step Artscollective that I’ve mentioned on here before.
I’m so excited for this. They’re throwing in some Sandman pages from Charles Vess (he LIVES in Abingdon, you knew that, right?) and there will be some freaking Steve Ditko originals. STEVE DITKO ORIGINALS. How insane is that?! I’m stoked for my own show, sure, but I’m even more excited to see those.

I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to wear to the reception. I need a haircut. I still need to print more business cards and get stuff together. There’s still so much to do!

The complete collection for Other Sleep will HOPEFULLY be available at the reception as well. I uploaded the whole thing last week and had 40 copies ordered, paying extra on shipping to get it here in time. I’ll be selling it for 25 bucks, and there will also be free posters and buttons at the reception. It’ll be good times all around, I think.

And FINALLY, I’m doing two anime conventions in March. The first one, ETSUCon, will be March 1st and 2nd, at ETSU in Johnson City, TN. The other one is KokuManga, which will be at the Johnson City Holiday Inn on March 29th and 30th. I attended these last year, you may remember, and did really good at both.

So, clearly, this first quarter of 2014 is going to be super busy and really fun. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I hope to see a bunch of people at both the reception and the cons!

[Brett]

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