Preview: Remixing the Magic

REMIXING THE MAGIC opens this Friday, February 17, at Gallery 1988 (7020 Melrose Ave., corner of Melrose & La Brea). Opening reception is 7-10pm. The exhibit features the work of fifty contemporary artists, including many animation folk, reinterpreting Disney characters and films. Jerry mentioned this show on the Brew last weekend, and now we’re offering an exclusive preview of a few of the pieces that’ll be on display.

Show co-curator Jon Gibson tells the Brew, “The most amazing part of this show is the broadness of the theme – some artists went all-out theatrical classics, while others dug into the vault of Disney shorts, while others, like Biskup, did Disneyland. There’s even an Oswald piece!” Personally, I think there’s a great symbolic quality to this show as well: artists are reclaiming classic animated characters that have for too long been slumming it as corporate symbols. The timing of the show couldn’t be more appropriate considering that in the past month artists have begun reclaiming the Disney studio as well and helping to set it on the right path again.

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Greg Simkins
Gepetto’s Dilemma
Greg Simkins
Inspiration: PINOCCHIO, misc.

Aaron Jasinski
Tinkerbell’s Lucky Day
Aaron Jasinski
Inspiration: PETER PAN

Chris Roth
Bambi
Chris Roth
Inspiration: Duh!

Tim Biskup
Tomorrowland Man
Tim Biskup
Inspiration: Tomorrowland (Disneyland)

Alex Kirwan
Skeleton Dance
Alex Kirwan
Inspiration: THE SKELETON DANCE

Brandi Milne
The Unbirthday
Brandi Milne
Inspiration: ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Lola
Alice Spills Her Tea
Lola
Inspiration: ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Amanda Visell
Baby Mine
Amanda Visell
Inspiration: DUMBO

Joe Ledbetter
Yoo-Hoo!
Joe Ledbetter
Inspiration: BUILDING A BUILDING


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