I've got a special Spotlight post today! Yesterday I dragged my friend Anthony Briglia with me to New York City to see the opening for Dave DeVries's Monster Engine gallery show. But I'll get to that in a minute.
Before the opening we spent some time visiting different places like Forbidden Planet Comics, and The Evolution Store. In addition to those places we decided to hunt down the Comedy Cellar and Ben's Pizzeria, two locations (on the same block) featured in the FX show Louie, created by Louis CK. It was a lot of fun seeing the places in person, and we even got some slices at Ben's. We only got to see the outside of the Comedy Cellar, but I would really love to be able to go in and see a performance sometime in the future.
Sacred Gallery at 424 Broadway (2nd Floor) for Dave's opening. Here's an excerpt from the Engine's website where Dave describes what exactly the Monster Engine is:
The Monster Engine is a book, a demonstration, lecture and a gallery exhibition. The premise for all three came
from one single question: What would a child’s drawing look like if it were painted realistically?
Below are some of the pieces that were at the exhibit, both the children's original drawings and Dave's paintings based on them.
book and the news report on the Monster Engine on CBS (note:this doesn't cover the exhibit, only the Monster Engine itself).