Featured just under a week ago, the Horrorwood group show at the WWA Gallery opened up. Apricot Mantle had some work in the show, and once again I was able to have him review the show and share some photos of the reception.
Nothing beats Halloweenâ€¦Unless itâ€™s a Halloween spirit embodying art show called HORRORWOOD! The WWA Gallery in Los Angeles really put on a good show this month with 55 artists from all over the place giving their artistic takes on classic Hollywood horror. The Blob, The Wolfman, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Birds, Dracula, Rosemaryâ€™s Baby, and Metropolis were some of the choices made by the artists in the show. The variety of styles and techniques was wonderful and inspiring to anyone to walk into the place.
Some pieces that really stood out were Dave MacDowellâ€™s, â€œMark of the Beastâ€ and Ted von Heilandâ€™s, â€œThe Bride Still Holds the Keyâ€. A mixed media hanging sculpture depicting a highly detailed metal sculpture of Frankensteinâ€™s Monsterâ€™s bride to be clutching a key. I just want to rip this off the wall and turn it into a Brotherâ€™s Quay style stop-motion animation. Other favorites were Jessica Wardâ€™s very delicate and unique vertical drawing of the Bride of Frankenstein. JAW Cooper did a very fluid depiction based on Rosemaryâ€™s Baby titled, â€œHis Father’s Eyesâ€. Letâ€™s also not forget about some of the other Daveâ€™s. David Ball, David Chung, and Dave Correia
Each did very awesome creature paintings. The list goes on and onâ€¦infact, I think they were all my favorite. Then again being an artist myself who always does art based on horror movies how could I not love them all. Oh yeah speaking of which donâ€™t forget to check out my drawing and custom fur frame I made illustrating the transformation of The Wolfmanâ€¦er Woman in my case.
Bottom line. If you are looking for some cool creepy art to put on your walls to celebrate Halloween. Get out and down to WWA Gallery, 9517 Culver Blvd Culver City, CA 90232. There are still plenty of paintings to buy and plenty of time to go check out the show. It runs now through December 4th.