Guzu Gallery presents “Creature Comforts,” an art show celebrating animals in pop culture movies, books and TV. My piece pays tribute to Rocket Raccoon from “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Limited edition prints and vinyl stickers available in the gallery.
“To Infinty, Eediot!” by Chet Phillips
Guzu Gallery presents “Nothing New- Artwork inspired by the 90s.” For the show I created a mashup of two monumental animation icons from the decade with Pixar’s “Toy Story” and John Kricfalusi’s Ren & Stimpy.
Guzu Gallery presents “Blast Off,” a science fiction themed art show.
My piece pays homage to vintage pulp magazine covers and references the famous “This Land” monologue delivered by Wash/Alan Tudyk. Signed Giclee limited edition of 50.
September 2, 2016 – October 2, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, September 2nd • 7-10pm
Opening this Friday at Guzu Gallery in Austin: Blast Off! is a science fiction themed art show. Stay tuned for a preview of my piece and more.
My contribution presents a character from the late 1800’s, whose failed attempt at multiple presidential bids is unmatched by any other to date.
The mythology of Edgar A. Sloth takes the form of a campaign poster, a biography and a collection of campaign buttons. Along with the artwork, framed and loose prints in a signed limited edition, 1.25” campaign buttons as a framed collection and single buttons will be available for sale.
Prints available online after the show opening.
Created for the Guzu Gallery “Frame That Toon” art show. Signed limited edition giclee of 40. Inspired by the T-28 animations with a mash up of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Guzu Gallery presents “Strange Beasts 3”: A Tribute to Kaiju & Japanese Pop Culture
The opening reception will be on Friday, November 20th from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through New Year’s Day. Limited edition prints and original artwork will be available for purchase. There will be a bone-crushing, live musical performance by Austin rock instrumentalists, Beast of Dean…and the Bedlam City Kaiju Safety Commission will be on hand to give us a rundown of safety precautions, battle techniques, and what-not-to-do’s in the event of a kaiju attack! Following the presentation will be a screening of Kaijutsu by director Adriel Jimenez. As always, admission is free and all ages are welcome!
My two contributions are titled “Assault on Tokyo” and “Terror on the Moon,” paying tribute to Godzilla (piloting a Mothra pedal car) and MechaGodzilla (piloting a Rodan pedal car.) Both will be available as signed limited edition prints plus framed versions at the gallery and later through the gallery’s online shop.
Included with each print is a translation sheet:
My contribution for Guzu Gallery’s High Scores art show is titled “Would You Kindly?” It pays tribute to the video game Bioshock as well as the film industry art form of lobby card advertisement. Along with emulating the design of a 40’s lobby card I assigned some of the characters to Hollywood actors from the 40’s. The piece measures 11″ x 14″ and is a signed limited edition giclee of 50. A framed version and the unframed edition will be available at the gallery with the reception and afterwards in the online store, beginning Monday, July 27th.
Guzu Gallery presents “High Scores,” an art show inspired by video games. In conjunction with Classic Game Fest, Guzu will serve as the official pre-party to the event. What better time for the gallery to host their first video game themed art exhibition! Thirty artists will pay tribute to their favorite video game icons. Heroes and villains from all eras of gaming will adorn the gallery walls.
My piece for the show pays tribute to one of my all-time favorite games- Bioshock. Stay tuned for more as the opening approaches.
The opening reception will be on Friday, July 24th from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through August 31st. Limited edition prints and original artwork will be available for purchase. Also, if you’re in town, be sure to check out the Classic Game Fest on July 25-26 — two days of exciting classic video games, retro game tournaments, costume contests, live video game music and more!
- Featured Artists:
Forces of Dorkness
Alice Meichi Li
Guzu Gallery presents “Icons of Horror: A Haunted Portrait Show,” in cooperation with Blood Over Texas & Gore Noir Magazine. This Halloween season, Guzu dead-icates its gallery walls to the icons, heroes, and villains of the horror genre…but mostly the villains! The exhibition will feature all new, all horrifying portraits by over twenty-five artists — each carefully selected by Guzu Gallery. Original paintings, mixed media artwork, and screen prints will be available for purchase.
My contribution, titled “Rumble in R’lyeh,” imagines a special event announcement with Cthulhu at center stage.
Guzu Gallery is located at 5000 N Lamar Blvd. in Austin (next door to Austin Books and Comics) Opening reception is Oct. 31st, 7-10PM.
Guzu Gallery presents an art show titled “Children of the 80s” with an opening on Friday August 1st. My contribution, titled “Pee Wee and Mr. T” pays homage to a host of Pee Wee Herman offerings, including “The Pee Wee Herman Show,” “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” and the movie “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.” I saw his HBO special and on stage live in the 80’s and immediately became a fan of his irreverent humor.
More about the show:
Ah, the 1980s…that most outrageous and colorful of decades. The excess and overindulgence of the 80s was unavoidable. It was reckless. And it was soaked in neon hues. This was no more evident than in the fashion, pop stars, movies and television of the time. That isn’t to say there was nothing consequential or more far-reaching happening in the world. The war against drugs was in full swing, as was the Cold War and the Iran-Contra Affair…but for the children who lived it, breathed it…everything that was important about the 80s, everything that mattered, happened on Saturday morning. So many awesome cartoons! So many awesome toy commercials! Every cartoon had a toy line and every toy line had its cartoon (yes, kids actually played with toys a very, very long time ago). It was a magical era for sure…and Guzu intends to serve up a slice of that nostalgia this summer at our art exhibition titled Children of the 80s. Join us as we celebrate the cartoons and toys from the raddest decade ever!
The opening reception will be on Friday, August 1st from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through August 30th. Be sure to sport your best (or worst) 80s attire! Blue eyeliner, leg warmers, hair by Aqua Net and Members Only jackets are encouraged (as is wearing your sunglasses at night). There will be a live performance and 80s/Synthwave DJ set with retro visuals by Who Ha on opening night. Complimentary beverages will be provided by Miller Lite, featuring the original white can (for added old-school authenticity). We will also be featuring an array of vintage toys from the collection of Outlaw Moon Games & Toys. Admission is free and all ages are welcome!
Guzu Gallery welcomes everyone to the show but if you can’t make it out, the artwork will be available for purchase in our online store.
Guzu Gallery in Austin presents its “Strange Beasts 2” show with a tribute to Godzilla, the king of the monsters. Each artist was asked to pair Godzilla off with the foe of their choice. My contribution, titled “Boss Battle,” matches Godzilla with King Kong for some fierce two player combat. Reception is Friday March 28th 7-10PM Click Here For The Austin Chronicle story
The “Strange Beasts 2” art show will showcase a variety of artist’s work with the theme of Godzilla vs. the foe of their choice at Austin’s Guzu Gallery. ChetArt will be represented with a limited edition of 25. Stayed tuned for more as the reception date draws near.