Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Alex Pardee Unleashes 75 New Monsters!!

As a fun little tie-in with this year's Sundance Film Festival, art collective Zero Friends put on a little show this past Friday night called ScumDance, an exhibit in celebration of the 'villainous scum of the silver screen.'  Over 100 new pieces of art were debuted at Salt Lake City's Blonde Grizzly Gallery, and all of the art is now available for viewing online.

The head of Zero Friends is Alex Pardee, who is one of my personal favorite artists.  In fact, I'm staring at a few of his pieces on my wall, as I sit here typing this.  Pardee has for the last three years been working on a series which he calls Doppelgangers (formerly known as My Favorite Monsters), comprised of quickie watercolor renditions of his favorite movie monsters, done in his own unique one of a kind style.  You're probably by now familiar with those, since I've posted about them a whole bunch of times in the past!
 
Since ScumDance was all about movie bad guys, Pardee decided to whip up a whopping 75 brand new Doppelgangers pieces for the show.  Again, you can see them all over on Blonde Grizzly's website, but I wanted to share just some of my favorites here with ya tonight.  Well, truth be told, if I was choosing favorites I'd post all 75 of them, but I picked out just a quick 20 to show off to ya, before you head over to Blonde Grizzly to see the rest.  There's also a bunch of other awesome art on there from ScumDance, so definitely check it out!

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Prints of only a couple of these new Doppelgangers are available in the Zero Friends online shop, though I'd imagine they will all be up there real soon.  Coolest of all, Pardee announced the other day that he will be putting out a book featuring all the Doppelgangers art, which is set to come out sometime later this year.

Will of course keep ya posted about all that!

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