Year of the Dog
Year of the Dog drawing exhibition at Luna Rienne in San Francisco.
Prints will be made available soon! Much more to come.
LUNA RIENNE GALLERY PRESENTS YEAR OF THE DOG
For Immediate Release
Luna Rienne Gallery is pleased to present Year Of The Dog, the first solo exhibition by artist Michael Gillette in over a decade.
The show features 52 original drawings by UK-born, Northern California based Gillette, who created the series over the course of a year. Aptly, the exhibition coincides with the Chinese Year Of The Dog.
The idea began when Gillette found a box of vintage dog greeting cards at a local Goodwill.
He drew over the identical cards as an act of continuation/vandalism, and found it tremendously enjoyable.
He decided to draw his own dogs, across several breeds, hiring Electric Works to print batches of them on heavy cotton paper with archival ink.
Evolving organically, his exquisite drawings transform the underlying dogs into musical icons, youth subcultures, spiritual figures, and more.
Together, they make for a mesmerizing show experience, a testament to the pure joy of drawing.
Michael Gillette is a multimedia artist who translates the excitement of popular culture into engaging art. Born and raised in Swansea, Wales, he spent his teens infatuated with art and music. After attending Kingston University in London, he began creating images for the emerging Britpop scene: including video and graphic work for Elastica and Saint Etienne. He moved to San Francisco in 2001 to continue his creative adventure and has since collaborated with The Beastie Boys, My Morning Jacket, Beck, Paul McCartney, and Ian Fleming’s James Bond. In 2016 his retrospective book Drawn in Stereo was published by AMMO.
Year Of The Dog will be on exhibit from March 24th - April 24, 2018
at Luna Rienne Gallery, 3318 22nd St. near Valencia in San Francisco.
Luna Rienne features visual artists working in contemporary mediums who integrate elements of urban culture with traditional techniques.
Opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 24, from 6PM-9PM.