The flyers alone have me wanting to book a flight to New York to see Bottleneck Gallery’s incredible upcoming show featuring 2 members of the “Original 8″ from the Poster Posse, Matt Ferguson and Marko Manev.
Titled, “Influences” the exhibit will feature all new work from these two artistic aristocrats and from the looks of things, we are all in for a treat so start lining up your Poster Buddies now.
Here is what Mr Ferguson had to say about the show. “After a long brainstorming process we came up the idea of INFLUENCES. A show about the films and TV that made us who we are today. So my selection of art is all inspired by things I was obsessed with as a child. I used to love having themed birthdays and a lot of those movies factored heavily in that, either a specific film we would go see that I fell in love with or a toy I got that sparked my imagination. I remember vividly watching Jurassic Park when I was 10 and wanting to know how they did it, this led to a fascination with special effects and specifically Steven Spielberg films. I still have my “making of” book which had so much cool behind the scenes stuff in it. Anyway I realisied that ILM and Amblin were responsible for a sizable portion of the films I loved, it just boggled my mind how cool all that stuff was, and that’s what I wanted to do with this show… make art that made me remember how I felt watching those films.”
When I spoke to Matt he said he will have about 11 pieces in the show and even teased, “and maybe a couple of surprises.”
Stay tuned and we will start bringing you images once I can pry them from the artist’s grubby, paint smeared hands.