If you're LA based, then hopefully you've been by the Hyaena Gallery over in beautiful Burbank, California. It's directly across the street from the Safari Inn for all you 'True Romance' fans out there. On top of focusing on "dark" art and displaying some original serial killer work, the cool thing about the gallery is they always have monthly shows from their stable of artists on display. And for all of you out there that are fans of the work of Guillermo Del Toro, well you need to check out this month's tribute "Into The Labyrinth & Mind of Guillermo Del Toro" showing from July 1st through July 31st. This upcoming Saturday July 6th, there will be an opening reception curated by Chogrin open to all from 8PM to midnight if you want to check out the pieces for yourself in person with other Del Toro fans. If you want a glimpse of what some of the original pieces look like, you can hit up the official Hyaena website, but we strongly recommend you get down there and see them yourself. Check out the full press release and show flier below.
Guillermo Del Toro, is a true master of horror but his influence and scope go far beyond that genre into the realms of fantasy and sci-fi. His films combine original concepts with gorgeous art direction and always an emphasis on storytelling. It's the passion he pours into each project that sets his films apart in the eyes of his many fans, and the quality of his work helps illustrate that he is just as big a fan of this stuff as we are. Guillermo Del Toro has continuously brought our imaginations to dark and wondrous places, so it is an honor to present this art exhibit as a tribute to his legacy: Into the Labryinth & Mind of Guillermo Del Toro.
Curated by Chogrin (famed Illustrator & art show curator from Guayaquil, Ecuador), this exhibit is a true labor of love and focuses on three films that, in our opinion, encompass the totality of Del Toro's vision as both a writer and director: Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, and Pan's Labyrinth. Featuring only Latino / Spanish artists, this show is in response to the support which Guillermo has always given to artists and is a nod to his proud Mexican heritage. It is a thank you to Del Toro for the years of inspiration he has provided for all of us…and with his new film, Pacific Rim, opening this month as well as the Criterion Collection BluRay release of The Devil's Backbone, it looks like we have many years of inspiration to look forward to in the future.