Happy Monday! Last week here at VCCA and things are slowing down.
#100Godzilla ‘s is complete and hanging! Some fellows participated and I think it turned out pretty fantastic.
Here is the info
This project began on an average sunny afternoon in 2013. I had just worked on an installation with another artist, and noticed how different my marks became while working in collaboration. This idea had originally been based on the characters in my paintings, but morphed into a delicate and monstrous combination of scale and personality.
Once it was completed I wanted to begin another collaborative project, while controlling the narrative. Godzilla had entered my practice a few years earlier filed under the name ” monster” or “dragon” but like many things hiding the truth was exhausting. I was painting GODZILLA! So I decided to take the subject on fully. This is how #100Godzilla ‘s was born.
I asked my community of artists and civilians to tackle a small work inspired by Godzilla. The only restrictions were for it be about 5×7 and to be made for the wall not the floor.
I love this symbol for it’s nod to pop culture but also for Godzilla’s misunderstood nature. She is feared and laughed at while conveying a sense of hopelessness. For how could Godzilla and other such beings coexist with our nuclear world? This comic sadness is where my work resides.
Jared Gruenwald Chuck MIley
John Morgan Joan Cox
Angus McCullaugh Christine Leggio
Edgar Sanches Cumbas Suny Monk
Lisa Daria Kennedy Terry Boutelle
Alex Robilotta Lauren Watrous
S.K Duff Holly Popielarz
A.K Benninghofen Deb Mell
Also a friend sent this image below he saw at an opening a few days ago. Apparently Godzilla is in this air!