Too Art for TV, Too
Group Exhibition
Curated by Liz Artinian and Jessica Milazzo

Opening reception - Friday, May 4th, 7pm-10pm

May 4th, 2007 through May 25th, 2007

Stay Gold Gallery is pleased to present Too Art for TV, Too, the Second Annual Exhibition for New York's Animation Industry. 35 artists, by way of toys, comics, prints, and paintings, liberate the skills otherwise "owned" by their television networks bosses.

In January of 2006, Too Art for TV opened as the first of this annual event. Drawing in an excited, elbow-to-elbow crowd of artists, illustrators, filmmakers, animators, and gallery goers, "Too Art for TV" unquestionably demonstrated the wide spread appeal of animation inspired art.

Animation is terrific at inspiring both audience and artist alike. Its influence starts early; Saturday morning cartoons fill our heads with colorful shapes and silly premises, the ever-complex process shielded by a convincing final product. Born of countless drawings and paintings, an animated anything is a large artistic effort; both abstract in its construction and real in its effect on our imagination.

The Village Voice, examining last year's Too Art for TV wrote; "Underpinning the cacophonous chaos of today's 24/7 cartoon broadcasts is an army of artists skilled in depicting the human figure" [R.C. Baker]. Such a genre is bound to draw purveyors of art, as evidenced by MoMA's Pixar exhibit last year, and this year's recent exhibition Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making.

Animation artists are experts in monsters, robots, villains, and the changing genres of pop influence. They are the lusty consumers of graphic novels, toys, video games, art books, and the many incarnations of obsessive geek culture. Their careers make them excellent drafts-people, skilled at drawing and well adapted to the latest design technologies. Loaded with influences and abilities, their works when combined create an umbrella movement for pop surrealism, geek-core, graffiti, low-brow and the finer arts.

Too Art for TV, Too is the biggest showing of this movement to date; featuring the artists who create, write, direct, storyboard, design, color, and animate The Venture Bros. (Adult Swim), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Fox Network), Ice Age (Blue Sky Studios), A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater), SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon), Code Name: Kids Next Door (Cartoon Network), Stanley (Disney TV), Daria (MTV Animation), Blue's Clues (Nick JR), and more.

Liz Artinian
Amanda Baehr Fuller
Jennifer Batinich
Blue Bliss
Jeff Buckland
Jared Deal
Kelly Denato
Jason DiOrio
Marina Dominis
Nash Dunnigan
Jonathan Ehrenberg
Chris George
Marta Jonsdottir
Danny Kimanyen
Rick Lacy
Dave Levy
Douglas Lovelace
Todd K Lown
Jim Manocchio
Miguel Martinez-Joffre
Richard Mather
Jessica Milazzo
Dagan Moriarty
Liam Murray
Jackson Publick
Kim Rygiel
Pammy Salmon
Tim Shankweiler
PeeDee Shindell
Justin Simonich
Alex Smith
Kate Tyler
Martin Wittig
Irene Wu
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