The only way to get the limited, free zine featuring work and interviews of all the artists is on Art Walk night!
Show details below.
Join us, meet the artists, and enjoy complimentary beverages and music spun by DJ Nina Tarr as well as a surrealist skate ramp by installation artist Brandon Muñoz at our opening reception.
Think Tank Gallery
939 Maple Ave
LOS ANGELES–Dude, Monsters! is born of the idea that even those who don’t have a defined place within society and the greater art world can find a home together within their unique worldviews. Society has long had a habit of dividing itself into smaller subcultures, and with zines, the internet, and alternative art spaces, these subcultures have had the opportunity to connect more freely, changing their outcast status. Each artist in Dude, Monsters! finds solace in his work and admires the misfit appeal of his subjects. Skating, street art, graffiti writing, punk rock and more have started with a lack of acceptance to societal norms, often only to be adapted and embraced by society as a whole.
The recent appropriation of genres like street and punk art to the gallery space has polarized many artists and fans, while pushing them forward to continue searching for something new. The idea of social “misfits” of all kinds is the driving force behind Dude, Monsters! Interviews with the artists involved in this show fill the zine’s pages, explaining what they think it means to be a monster.
Don’t forget tonight at Slingluff Gallery is the opening reception for AKO, Dan Eels, and Michael Hsiung from 6pm-9pm. We would love to make it out, but unfortunately have prior engagements. Someone shoot us some photos if you make it out tonight!