August 26, 2008

Zombies Invade Cranky Yellow

Can I just say: Cherokee's popping like I can't believe. We were down there this weekend to see Dana Smith's show at Fort Gondo, and it's hard for me to believe that Gondo was pretty much the stronghold on that stretch of Cherokee in 2002. One of the newer additions to the neighborhood is Cranky Yellow, an independent publishing/arts concern. The C.Y. folks sent an impeccably polite and flawlessly written email to me today regarding an upcoming art show, "Depleted Uranium" (and those who know me well know I have an ongoing tete-a-tete with uranium). It also includes zombies, another demographic I've had some truck with (just ask Chris King), so how could I not give it a plug? Nay, how can I keep myself away from the opening next week? So here's the details:

Saint Louis Attacked With Depleted Uranium!
An Art Opening Featuring Mutants and Zombies is Coming to Saint Louis.

On September 6th, Cranky Yellow will be hosting an art show featuring Jason Spencer. Spencer's work comprises of sculptures, latex masks, and fine art oil paintings. The inspiration for these pieces comes from the effects of depleted uranium on human beings, the deformations, and the horrors of these effects. Additionally, he takes from zombie culture and horror fandom.

Specifically, he will be displaying lipless latex masks of horrifying monsters, "Zombie Balls" (egg-like balls with chomping, bloody, disfigured mouths), and a small sculpture of an overweight monstrosity amongst other works.

His work has been described as "shocking and intriguing", "Incredible and disturbing", and "imaginative".

There will be snacks, wine, and beer provided. The evening will be complimented by music from artist Stylus Innuendos.

WHAT: Depleted Uranium-An Art Show Opening featuring mutants, zombies, and freaks
WHEN: Saturday, September 6th from 7PM till 11PM
WHERE: Cranky Yellow: 2122 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63118

Cranky Yellow Representative Angelo Stege has this to say about the show:

“This is a one-of-a-kind artist; an extraordinarily gifted local talent with a flair for the weird, the creepy, the scary, and the intriguing. If you’re a horror geek; if you’re favorite holiday is Halloween; if you’ve got posters of George Romero hanging above your bed this is one show you won’t want to miss out on.”

Posted by Stefene Russell at 08:42 PM | Arts & Artists
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