Review- Alex Pardee, Mild Childhood Nostalgia, Warhammer
Have you been to an art gallery? Have you been to an art festival? Have you been to an art crawl? Have you been to an art crawl with lots of really good food stands? Have you ever been to an art Crawl with really good food stands, where there was a gallery completely occupied by a single artist that blew your mind? Ha! As long as I continue to narrow the focus of inquiry I’m guaranteed to eliminate some of you. Ha!
Let me answer my own question. I have experienced such things, eaten such food, and having fulfilled such necessary criteria proceeded to have my mind blown. Alex Pardee, at Oakland Art Murmur.
For all of you who have experienced something similar let me pose another question. Have you ever wanted to buy art from the artist instigating the mind blowing? I mean have you ever truly desired to possess a piece of art all for yourself? I don’t mean the “you thought it was really pretty but a little bit weird and you could kind of see it in your house and it might look good on your wall and maybe blend in with wallpaper” sort of thing. What I do mean is the sort of thing you would display prominently on your wall, the sort of thing that you would touch softly as you exited the house every morning, a wistful look in your eyes as you silently mouthed the words, “Till next time.”
Well I had never experienced any such desire until I witnessed the work of Alex Pardee at Oakland Art Murmur recently. I almost bought one of his pieces. Oddly enough, it was the strange reminder of a childhood hobby that spurred me towards thoughts of a transaction. Let me see if anyone can guess what the hobby was by the picture.
I could not include the image nor could I include a direct link to it so see if you can identify the image or images I am speaking of on this page http://eyesuckink.com/gallery/commercial-art/
Disturbed? Think my childhood must have been horribly twisted and grotesque? Then you obviously don’t know what hobby I’m speaking of. I’m speaking of the noble sport of Warhammer! For anyone who engages or at one point in their distant past engaged in the beautiful game, this applies in particular to the Demons of Chaos Army. Just a little tip for those interested… moving on!
For those of you who recognize these as another character from pop fiction, this is just the kind of caricature that Alex Pardee specializes in. To find out more visit http://eyesuckink.blogspot.com/
and here’s a link to the festival http://oaklandartmurmur.org/
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