Last month we showed you some samples of “The Bad Robot Art Experience” at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles (it's still showing, so there's time to check it out if you're in the area), and this month the '88 has opened a new show showcasing two talented artists, Shannon Bonatakis & Kiersten Essenpreis. We're focusing on Essenpreis's work here, because of her lighthearted, oddly adorable satirical portraits of your favorite genre characters.
The paintings (on wood with resin finish) and giclee prints run the gamut of horror, sci-fi and cult movie themes, poking gentle fun at iconic images from Alien, The Thing, Lost, Ghostbusters, Twin Peaks, Halloween, Beetlejuice, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, Hellraiser and A Nightmare on Elm Street, along with some non-genre subjects like Wayne's World, Clue and Stand By Me.
My personal favorite: "Alien Takes Jonesy to the Vet."
Kiersten's works are on display along with the hauntingly sweet art of Shannon Bonatakis through May 25th at the Gallery 1988 East, located at 7021 Melrose Avenue. Visit their official site for more info.