Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Show Room in NYC

Jack Longfellow was destined for something big, . . .or so he thought. He really didn't want to be a collector of souls(like his father), . . . instead, he wanted to be a pirate and sail the seas with reckless abandon. When he grew up, he settled for assignment as a Naval recruiting officer during the Civil War(it was a great place for him to harvest souls, the young recruits usually had no idea what kinds of documents they were signing). Sometime at the turn of the 20th century, intense boredom forced him to acquire a post at the US Patent office. He took great pleasure in giving patents to products and inventions that were prone to causing fatalities.
He now lives in Westfield, New Jersey, spending most of his time causing "road-rage"

This painting is on display at the Showroom Gallery space the show is titled “The Beast Within,” curated by Jamie O’Shea, opening October 31st at the East Village’s SHOWROOM NYC GALLERY in conjunction with Tristan Eaton’s Thunderdog Studios. Featuring introspective monster art reflecting the participant’s personal demons (hence the title), the show features new & original work by over 65 artists including Pushead, Phil Frost, Stephan Jay Rayon (Hysteric Glamour), Doze Green, Eric White, Ron English, Louie Cordero, Tristan Eaton, Andy Cruz/House Industries, Mars-1, Steve Bliss, Shepard Fairey, D*Face, REAS (Todd James), Travis Louie, Rhode Montijo, Friends With You, Nathan Cabrera, Tim Biskup, Eric Elms, Kelsey Brookes, Jim Woodring, Mark Dean Veca, Erik Foss, Gary Baseman, Slick, Nathan Jurevicius, James Jean, Usugrow, Glenn Barr, Mike Moon, Gomez Bueno, Pete Fowler, Rick Griffin, Nate Van Dyke, Stanley Mouse, Andrew Brandou, Makoto Kobiyashi, Miran Kim, Peter Taylor, Scott Campbell, Jordin Isip, Melinda Beck, Joel Dugan, Jeff Soto, Elizabeth Huey, Jacaeber Kastor, Mark Smith, Carl Dunn, Junko Mizuno, Mike Sutfin, Rich Jacobs, Taylor McKimens, WK Interact, 123 Klan, Filth, Calma, and many more.


Ambera said...

I just love the backstory behind Jack's character,it really enriches the paintings. Do you spend as much time thinking about and crafting the stories as you do painting the monsters?

Skywalker said...

As usual great painting (and story too.) Thanks Louie for sharing your astounding art with us...
Three thumbs up!! (ahah!)