Detail of work by Alex Pardee
Alex Pardee is an artist heavily influenced by the gore and goop of horror flicks from the 1970s and 80s. He’s done album artwork and worked with Upper Playground on a series of products including art, t-shirts, hoodies, prints, bandanas, skate decks and a book, Awful Homesick. Last week we attended the release party and art show of Alex Pardee’s Night of the Treeple collection that he designed for Hurley. The party/exhibition was held at On Six Gallery at Club 6 and featured the art of Alex Pardee, as well as a host of other artists interpreting Pardee’s “Treeple,” including Skinner, Jon Dragonette, Robert Bowen and Sam Kieth. Pardees’ work was frightful and eerie in a beautiful way, and the timing of the launch of the collection, with Halloween around the corner, was perfect. Another standout from the show was the photographs of Jon Dragonette. Two of the three photos were self-portraits and he actually handcrafted the masks and props used in all the shots. The photos were large scale and he really brought Pardee’s “Treeple” to life. Check out more pictures from the event and the “trailer” after the jump.
Work by Alex Pardee:
Photos by Jon Dragonette:
And a piece that was unrelated to the show but that I thought was cute:
- Cover Band at Gallery1988 LA
- TONIGHT! Ron English & Alex Pardee at FIFTY24SF Gallery
- M.I.S.S. Paper Dolls: Week 1
- Save the Date: Bailout Presented by Solidified
- Obama Print Giveaways AND Obama Print Art Competition!