Frank Pé Assembles Comics Portraits at Galerie du 9eme Art in Paris

Here is yet another twist on gallery comics, and this one is probably stretching the definition a little too far, but lovers of eurocomics will be forgiving! Frank Pé, comic artist of the acclaimed series Broussaille and Zoo has revisited in a series of quite realistic portrait paintings the heroes of the eurocomics mythology. His approach gives the illusion he had the A-list of eurocomics heroes, such as Captain Haddock, Lucky Luke, Corto Maltese and more, sit and pose for him while he painted beautiful color tones and carved each facial trait with a love only someone who spent hours in those heroes' imaginary worlds would. Even if you are not well-versed in eurocomics, you can still recognize among the portraits exhibited several Smurfs (Schtroumpfs), Little Nemo, Captain Haddock, Tinkerbell (Clochette). The Galerie du 9eme Art in Paris, France, which will show these paintings till November 15th, specializes in exhibiting the work of comic artists (note: "9th Art" is a nickname given by the French for comic art).

So you tell us: are those "gallery comics?"


Gallery Comics Installation "Blind Date" Unveiled at OsCene II

C Hill steps into the realm of art installations with his latest gallery comics, Blind Date, opening at the OsCene II exhibit at the Laguna Art Museum (Oct. 29, 2006 through Jan. 21, 2007). It is boldly bookended with two large pieces that says "IGNORE ME" and "NOT ME!" Made of 11 panels ranging in sizes from 3' x 4' down to a very intimate center panel of 2.25" x 3" panel, Blind Date explores the themes of chance encounters, seduction, deception, and destruction, all the while playing with scale and the power of suggestion.


C Hill's "Stars, Crosses & Stripes" Shown at DPI Exhibit in Pomona, CA

The Kellogg University Art Gallery at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona is hosting through October 21, 2006 the exhibit "DPI" or "Digitally Propelled Ideas." Visitors can see among the art selected C Hill's Stars, Crosses & Stripes. The national exhibit, juried by leading graphic designer Elliott Earls, "provide[s] a venue and bring[s] together artists who have been actively involved in using computer technology to create works of art" (excerpt from the Kellogg University Art Gallery website). The opening reception is October 5th, from 6 to 9pm.
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