April 20, 2018 - Opening Reception: SOUTHERN FRIED WOODCUTS by Sean Starwars
SOUTHERN FRIED WOODCUTS opens Friday, April 20 with a reception from 6-9 pm at Pyramid Atlantic (4318 Gallatin Street) that will proudly serve Mountain Dew at the artist’s request. The exhibition runs through June 2 with Gallery Hours of 10 am – 6 pm Tuesday – Saturday and 12 – 5 pm Sunday. More at pyramidatlanticartcenter.org or 301-608-9101.
Mississippi-based Printmaker and professional Mountain Dew drinker Sean Starwars exhibits over 200 of his famous/ infamous woodblock prints. His distinctive style and prolific work have rendered him one of the top contemporary printmakers in the U.S. Starwars will be exhibiting brand new prints alongside some that date back 15 years. His energy-charged, caffeine-induced, aggressive approach to printmaking embraces bold colors, strong images, and a good bit of satire.
Of his work, Starwars says, “I like to tell funny stories using funny pictures.” These pictures include Hillbilly Alligators, Melting Ice Cream cones, Traumatized Nascar Drivers, former Child Movie Star Chimpanzees, Drunken Hot Dogs, Literary Legends, Hungover Clowns Robots, and Monsters from Frankenberry to Frankenstein.