We are so proud to announce the return of Josh Cooley to Gallery1988. One of our favorite group show artists has went on to get his own book at Chronicle and he’ll be releasing it at G1988 (West) on Feb. 22nd. In addition to being able to purchase the books for the first time there, we will also have tons of his pieces available - which aren’t available anywhere else. His movie-inspire children’s illustrations have been HUGE hits in the past, and we’re happy to have him back. The 4 above are just examples of what we’ll have, but in limited quantities. Hope to see you at the event!
I wish everyone who visits our website, blog, Twitter & Facebook could see this piece in person. I just know my words, and our photos, won’t do it justice, but let’s try.
Aled Lewis handmade a 30 foot cross-stitch tapestry that tells the ENTIRE story of Star Wars. EVERY moment. Every character. EVERYTHING. I’ll let him explain:
A hand-stitched cotton thread on 30 foot of continuous length of 7 stitch per inch Klostern fabric. Stiffened with a thin batting and hemmed with a custom-made printed pixel star farbric on rear. This cross-stitch tapestry depicts the Star Wars saga (so far) from Episode 1 through Episode 6. Quotes from each movie are written in Aurebesh on the surrounding border. Chanelling the Bayeux Tapestry.
30 feet x 13 inches
It’s so crazy. And yes, quotes from the movie are represented by Aurebesh lettering as the border. The detail and scale of this one is just unreal. If you live in LA, or are going to visit, PLEASE stop by G1988 (West) and take a look.
AND if you have some dough, and want to have a piece in your home/work that makes people want to never leave or stop talking about it, here is the link to buy:
I’d be nervous to overhype this show that opens Friday night at G1988 (West) with Aled Lewis’s first solo show, “Such Pixels,” but it’s humanly impossible. In the tradition of Olly Moss’s “Paper Cuts” and Mike Mitchell’s “Just Like Us,” Aled has produced an overwhelming amount of pop culture / video game inspired work, broken into different series (the 3 above are part of a larger section, while the Tecmo Bowl x Forrest Gump piece is part of a different series), with each piece being smarter and wittier than the next.
Join us Friday night, Feb. 7th, from 7-10 PM, as Aled will be in attendance at G1988 (West). Trust me, you’re going to freak out.