Too Art for TV 3
Group Exhibition

Opening reception -Friday, December 5th 2008, 6pm-9pm

December 5th through December 15th, 2008

Erebuni is pleased to present Too Art for TV 3, the third annual group exhibition showcasing the fine art expressions of the animation industry. Twice before, this show has drawn in excited, elbow-to-elbow crowds of artists, illustrators, filmmakers, animators, and fans of animation. This year’s exhibit, now the biggest one in Too Art for TV’s history, features 36 artists who- by way of toys, prints, paintings, sculptures, and experimental film- set free their skills otherwise "owned" by television networks.

The widespread appeal of Too Art for TV lies in the pop culture it reflects. Animation artists are experts in robots, superheroes, and the many incarnations of obsessive "geek" pursuits. They are the lusty consumers of graphic novels, toys, video games, art books, and the fantastical incarnations of pop 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 personal works when combined create an umbrella genre inviting pop surrealism, geek-core, graffiti, lowbrow, and the finer arts into its shade.

This 3rd and latest Too art for TV is unprecedented in its variety and scope. Featuring the international interactive downloadables known as Cubeecraft by Christopher Beaumont, the gigantic "public art" totems of award winning animator Patrick Smith, the obsessively small pencil drawings on large rolls of paper by Christy Karakas (creator/director of Adult swim’s SuperJail!), the playful animated Atari-style cats by Ben Ross, the assemblage robot sculptures of longtime animation producer David Lipson, as well as an eclectic array of paintings, prints, toys, and experimental animations.


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Peter Ahern is an animator, concept designer and art director. His ink paintings exploit classic “decoder” techniques that use lights or filters to bring forth visual secrets. His subject matters further play upon the hidden within, dealing with ideas of duality, inner terror, and hauntings.

Edward Artinian is an animator and effects specialist at Titmouse, Inc. His paintings explore "flash frames," an animation effects trick-of-the-eye characterized by two or three intense, high contrast bursts at the beginning of an explosion. Though flash frames are meant to be "felt" and not seen, Edward stops time to honor them as single works of art. The result is abstract, energetic, and visually stunning.

Liz Artinian is the founder of Bunnycutlet Gallery, a seasoned animation painter, and currently the color supervisor of The Venture Bros, and animated series on Adult Swim. Liz's oil paintings portray figures in a variety of surreal narratives, often highlighting a fascination with pattern, death, and underwear.
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