Woodland Wisdom is a limited edition, hand bound book showcasing illustrations and haiku poems by Chet Phillips, based on a selection of Aesop’s Fables. This hard cover book measures 10″ x 11.5,” bound by Julie Sullivan of Dancing Cat Bindery.
The original edition has sold out, however these 3 artist proofs are now available. The original contents remain the same, but with 3 hardcover with decorated paper variation covers: brown floral, copper and green. Each is signed and marked as artist proof on the edition info page.
Guzu Gallery presents the “POPular Vote: A Political (And Not So Political) art show. The collection of artwork presented for this event will be included in Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour.
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.
ChetArt will have a table at the 2016 Staple! Independent Media Expo, March 5th and 6th. Find me in the Main Hall at table #4, on the right hand wall as you enter the room. I’ll have lots of signed prints, posters, books, card sets, stickers and more. Visit this LINK for more info, a list of exhibitors and floor map. Bumperactive will be in the lobby creating custom art t-shirts. Get a ChetArt shirt made just for you.
Ryan Claytor, pinball enthusiast, eater of elephants and wildly talented artist has a new and fun offering. Now taking pre-orders for this beautiful image as a screen-print. Visit Ryan’s post for more info HERE.
Gallery 1988 presents “Pixel Hearts,” an art show curated by Chogrin. Each piece in the show was presented on a wooden heart shaped canvas. My piece paid homage to Mario and Star Wars, titled “I love you. “I know.”
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of being a part of the Hero Complex Gallery art show paying tribute to the great work of special effects makeup artist Rick Baker. For the show I created my take on “An American Werewolf in London” titled “Beware the Moon.” I was honored and pleased to have a print from the edition arrive back to the studio with a personalized signature from Rick, who attended the opening.
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.
Opening Friday, November 20th at Gallery 1988 (West) in LA: Crazy for Cult 9, paying tribute to a host of cult movies. For my contribution, I mashed up Donnie Darko with Doctor Strangelove. It pays homage to the iconic Major “King” Kong’s atomic bomb ride substituting Frank with the dreaded falling airplane turbine engine. Signed limited edition prints will be available at the gallery and later in the online shop.
“Pedal”- a limited edition book written and illustrated by Chet Phillips
“Pedal” is a collection of pop culture characters riding in pedal cars. 18 illustrations accompanied by a collection of quotes, catch phrases and a haiku poem for each. Presented in a hand bound book, limited edition of 100. The book, bound by Julie Sullivan of Dancing Cat Bindery, measures 6″ square. Cover paper is a sparkly aqua paper with die cut revealing silver “grill” textured paper for the title. The reverse has an inlaid pedal car illustration and the spine is yellow book cloth. Inside end papers are bright green pearlescent paper. Each book is signed and numbered. A selection of images are also available as signed prints.
Hero Complex Gallery and Trailers From Hell present a two night peek into the amazing career of 7-time Oscar-winning makeup and effects legend, Rick Baker. Festivities will commence on Friday, October 23rd at 7:30pm at the Aero Theatre American Cinematheque with a double-feature screening of a few of Baker’s favorite personal projects, Harry and the Hendersons and Ed Wood. There will be a Q&A session between the films with special guests Rick Baker and moderator, Dana Gould. The celebration will continue on Saturday, October 24th at 5pm at Hero Complex Gallery with an art tribute event with Rick Baker in person, along with several pieces of Rick Baker’s original artwork on display as well. Facebook Event Page
For the event I created a tribute to the classic “An American Werewolf in London,” titled “Beware the Moon.” Signed limited edition giclee prints will be available at the opening and later online.