Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Weapon of Choice - Phase 2 Opening Friday!

February is jam packed with lots of new gallery shows! Opening this Friday is Weapon of Choice - Phase 2 presented by the Hero Complex Gallery. It is hosted by SOMArts in San Franscisco and on one side of the gallery is Weapon of Choice and on the other side is Oscar Legends - two shows under one roof! Here's location and show info:

Oscar Legends and Weapon of Choice - Phase 2!
Opening Reception: Friday, February 15th, 6 - 10pm
Saturday Hours: 11am - 4pm

Hosted by SOMArts  |  San Francisco, California

When I first heard the theme of "weapons" I thought of all the sweet weapons in Dungeons & Dragons,  or that ultimate weapon you seek in video games...and then I thought of it. My favorite board game of all time. CLUE.

And it's not just the board game--it's the movie, the books, and all the different incarnations of the game. It's a huge love of mine and so that is what I chose to pay tribute to in my painting. 

In the Conservatory
11.25 x 9.5 inches (image size)
Gouache and ink on paper
© Nicole Gustafsson 2012

Depending on what book you read or movie, sometimes the characters are a bit inconsistent. Mr. White changes quite a bit, sometimes a maid or cook, and Mr. Greens personality and occupation vary from piece to piece. I depicted them how I envision them, with their weapon of choice.


Jamie Kinosian said...

Ahhh wow all the green in this is gorgeous. I like how you went with a more full and broad view of the room rather than getting really up close and personal with the characters. It makes it all more subtle.

Dan Chargualaf said...

I came across the Hero Complex website by chance and as I was browsing came across this piece. I couldn't take my eyes off of it and had to buy it. Thank you for creating such an awesome piece of art depicting one of my favorite board games and movies. I can't wait to hang it on my wall.

Nicole said...

Hi Dan,

Thank you so much! I love Clue so I'm glad another Clue fan can relate. I had such a fun time making that painting and glad it has a new home...enjoy your new painting! :)