Tinman and Friends: Art Inspired by Fictional Characters
March 17 - March 31, 2012
Saturday March 17, 2012, 3-6 p.m.
From Titian's 16th-century Venus to Andy Warhol's iconic 20th-century Mickey Mouse, artists have long been inspired by fictional characters of mythology and culture.
This group show features the work of 12 artists working in a range of mediums including installation to sculpture; drawing to collage. Their work ranges from Lindsey Randolph’s highly interpretive drawings inspired by Sponge Bob Squarepants to Samuel Rowlett’s humor-filled drawings referencing the Wolfman and other storybook characters. 3D work includes a Flash Gordon inspired rocketship by Somerville’s own Skunk as well as Leika Akiyama’s installation “Spawneze” made up of the fictional offspring of Godzilla and pregnant Barbie.
Jennifer Swanson Downes
Dorothy Amore Pilla