Tonight at the Marketplace Gallery (40 Broadway in Albany) they’re having an amazing show for First Friday. The show features the work of the completely amazing illustrator, Mab Graves. Somewhat reminiscent of Tim Burton, but less gimmicky, her paintings are completely enveloping. The detail work is completely beyond the scope of what I’ve seen before. Just look at the two following pictures.
See that jar in the girl with the red dress’ hands?
There’s bees in it. And they’re even more detailed than I was able to capture becuase I didn’t have the right lens with me.
Of course, in the art world, nothings ready until the very last second, but Samson always gets things done in time.
Bit more RADICAL!
Also, tonight you can pick up this month’s issue of Quintessential Zine at the Gallery.
An out-of-the-ordinary piece for Gregg Dunn.
NYC, Israel and Albany on the same wall. Nuts.
Mab’s also got a bunch of goodies. Paper dolls kits, articulated joint paper doll kits, and ready to go articulated paper dolls. Cheap too!
I won’t ruin the surprise on this, just be ready. Be sure to also check out 4 Central and catch Deep Children who will be playing some nice songs for you all night, in addition to the Existing Artists Group show there. If you can, brave the rain, get out of the house and have a fun time tonight at all the galleries. I’m going to be over in Gloucester, MA shooting for my cycling team all weekend, so do it for me! Oh, and order some TweetzzaPizza.