Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Road to Shermer : A Tribute to John Hughes

If you live in the Southern California area, you should definitely check out Gallery 1988. Its like an art gallery for people who don't want to go to art galleries.  They do all kinds of cool shows and showcase a bunch of upcoming artists.  I went to the "Gremlins, Ghostbusters, and Goonies" exhibit and it was awesome.

A new exhibit is opening tomorrow at their Venice gallery showcasing some artwork inspired by John Hughes, the acclaimed 80s movie director who brought us Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and a ton others.

50 artists contributed to the gallery but none more awesome, talented and super cool as my good buddy, Jordan Buckley. He's been destroying the art world with his brand of highly detailed, disgustingly beautiful pieces for the past couple years and is only getting better as time goes on.  I'm proud of him, so go out and support him, you bums.

His piece is best described in his own words:
Doing research for my contribution to Gallery 1988’s upcoming tribute to John Hughes sure was stressful. I had to watch “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”, “Uncle Buck” and “Ferris Bueller”. But it wasn’t until I rewatched “The Great Outdoors” for the 30th time that inspiration struck in the form of a purple grizzly bear rump. In my version, though, all is forgiven.

The exhibit opens tomorrow from 7-10pm at:
214 Pier Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

For more information about the exhibit go to

While you're at it, follow Jensen Karp on twitter.  He helps run the gallery and his tweets are LOLz-heavy.

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