Ltd. Art Gallery is precisely targeted at a smart, geeky, pop culture and art loving audience — and for that we should all be grateful! The wonderful gallery space in Seattle’s vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood looks out onto Pike Street, and more importantly, the large windows adorning the front of the open space allow the citizens of the “Emerald City” to look in on some of the best art visiting the city. ComicBooked.com readers might remember Ltd. from the Hey Geek Girl art exhibit that was guest-curated by the lovely Bonnie Burton, and covered here on our site (check it out). The gallery opened in late 2010 and has been host to a non-stop series of brilliant art exhibits, not limited to but including: MINTcondition during the 2012 Emerald City Comicon, and most recently, the inspired Rayguns and Robots show. So what does Ltd. Art Gallery have in store for us next?
Enter the latest exhibit, POSTALGIA, a solo art show from Steve Thomas, which draws on the influences of retro movie, television, and video game pop culture icons from the 80s and 90s. You might know Mr. Thomas from his nerdgasmic work for such licenses as: Marvel Comics, Star Wars, Star Trek, The Muppets, Disney, and more! Here’s a little background about Steve Thomas from the bio on his website:
“Before becoming a freelance illustrator/graphic artist, I worked for newspapers creating graphics and illustrations for 14 years. I did work for every section of the paper from ‘Life and Entertainment’ to ‘Sports.’
“Now, I try to come up with new and interesting ideas for illustrations. My love for vintage poster, propaganda, and product art from the early 20th century, and an interest in retro-futuristic art from the mid-20th, has led me to create some cool poster art. I mean, who doesn’t want to travel the solar system or join the fight against the villains of 1980s arcade games?”
So what can we expect from this exhibit? A hefty dose of iconic, propaganda-infused art featuring a Death Star’s worth of Star Wars, with some Back to the Future, Beetlejuice, Breakfast Club, Flash Gordon, Ferris Bueller, and MANY other beloved subjects thrown in for good measure. Check out the preview below for a more visual representation of Steve Thomas’ artwork that will be featured in POSTALGIA.
If this exhibit follows in the footsteps of previous Ltd. Art Gallery shows, it should be a smashing success. The opening reception for POSTALGIA takes place on Saturday, July 28th, at Ltd. Art Gallery (307 E. Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122) starting at 7PM. [Protip: the first 50 attendees to arrive will receive a special show poster signed by Steve Thomas.] Feel free to stop by to check out the art, play some pinball, and enjoy a beverage and some music. Hope to see you there!
To see even more preview art, please check out the Ltd. Art Gallery POSTAGLIA current exhibit page and the other links above.