Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Terrible Yellow Eyes show / California

Well, we are back from California and the Terrible Yellow Eyes show at Gallery Nucleus. We had many, many adventures and some misadventure along the way.

Here follows a faithful re-telling of these events (captured in ancient form of succinct poetry, no I don't mean haiku, either) with the hope that by reading them, you may experience them, and by experiencing them never, ever find yourself confronted in person by the horrors of the flight from Burbank to Dallas.

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Ben at Gallery Nucleus was kind enough to extend me an invitation to turn TYE, the online collection into a gallery show. This pretty much exceeded any expectation I had for the project and really threw me for a happy loop. Here are some photos of the event.

(photography by Joel Fisher)

Me and Erin.

My wall.

Me and Kazu. He's pretty much the greatest. I mean have you even read Amulet yet? Do it now!

After a while it couldn't be stopped and people started drawing on the wall.

Me, Richard, Israel, and Seb.

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The illustrious Chad Frye was our tour guide to the land of Walt and pixie sticks.

Me and Randy Haycock, supervising animator of the Prince/Frog from the upcoming release.

Yes, this is the hat Bill Murray wore in the movie.

At the Getty.

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Everything was better than I hoped for with the show. We had one of the largest turn outs in Nucleus' history and I can't tell you how many people told me how much they enjoyed it.

We spent time with Chad Frye, Disney tour guide extraordinaire, and got to see some moments from The Princess and the Frog. Chad also took us to a pre-release screening of the Sony pictures animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It was a really fun cartoon. It embraced being a cartoon. Of course it wasn't a Monsters, Inc. It's a different class of film entirely, but it was fun and that was the point. I never would have thought it could win me over but it was undeniably fun. Be advised to take or leave some parts and characters though.

On our last day we hung out with Richard, Jason, and Seb and toured the Getty. It was beyond impressive. I love sculpture.

And now,

As previously mentioned, here is a faithful recount of the dread Burbank to Dallas flight, told in ancient form of poetry known as "Twitter" :

You might guess the volume and details of their two and a half hour long conversation. It was unbelievably coarse. As the over served liquor flowed, so to the volume and the language forthwith. It was bad.

Baring that debacle and being trapped in Dallas over night, the trip was perfect.


C. said...

Wow, the show looks great. And drawing on the walls is the best! (and in this case absolutely appropriate of course)

Niko Geyer said...

Wonderful impressions -- that looks absolutely terrific! I wish I could have been there. I am very glad for you and the whole set of Terrible Yellow Eyes contributors who had their work displayed!

Diantres said...

what a trip.

and thanks again for let me be part of the Show.


Will said...

Cory, the show looks like it was great. So glad it went well for you. Talk about the ultimate 'mini vacation'!

Anita Mejía said...

beutiful artshow! <3

Ben said...

What a great adventure!

Glad to see Terrible Yellow Eyes flowered into something so special!

Mike Boldt said...

Fantastic show!

Looks like a great trip as well. I wished I could have been there for it.

Nicely done Cory, keep it going!

Kendra Melton said...

Such a wonderful show! Top notch. Thanks for bring it to Nucleus so we could more thoroughly enjoy the art in person. :]

RAWLS said...

Awesome!!! I'm so glad that it all went well. Great job my friend! Thanks for letting me be a part of it all!
Sorry about the end there though... I'm hoping you at least had some earphones and loud music you could listen to?!

Seb Mesnard said...

It was awesome my friend! Just so happy to have been part of it and to see all this beautifull wild things for real! Love all the tye arts in and out of the show. Bravo!

Jacob said...

Very cool show. I wish I had gone opening day, but had work. Still able to check it out a Saturday, and everything looked good. Only one problem I had, which was the prices for some of these pieces was a little of my pocket book. Nonetheless you and other artist worked extremely hard and looked amazing.