Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Is This Thing On 2 - Opens Friday at Gallery1988

Round 2 in the comedy show tribute series Is This Thing On 2: The Weird Year opens this Friday at Gallery 1988. Over 100 artists depict their favorite comedians. Right away two people came to mind that I wanted to do a piece for - Bill Murray and Chevy Chase. Little did I know that their was going to be an entire show dedicated to Bill Murray earlier in the year! I was very much excited to take part in that show and also thrilled that I could do Chevy Chase for this comedian show.

And what is it about Chevy Chase that I love? Well let's see, spending every Christmas watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation comes to mind, and then there's Chase's role in Caddyshack (one of my top 5 movie loves), and the loads of characters he has brought to life.

Chasing Chevy Chase
7.5 x 12.5 inches
Gouache & Ink on paper
© Nicole Gustafsson 2012

*Update* This painting is now available for purchase online: here

Inspired by Chases film appearances in: Caddyshack, National Lampoon Vacation, National Lampoon European Vacation,  National Lampoon Christmas Vacation, Funny Farm, Fletch, Fletch 2, Memoirs of the Invisible Man, Spies Like Us, Three Amigos

Chasing Chevy Chase (detail) © Nicole Gustafsson 2012
Chasing Chevy Chase (framing view) © Nicole Gustafsson 2012

Show opens this Friday, March 9th from 7 - 10pm at Gallery 1988 (Melrose) LA, California.

Also worth knowing is that "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC is going to be there hosting the show at the opening reception. So awesome.

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