Friday, June 20, 2008

Amanda Visell - Tic Toc Apocalypse


Amanda Visell's newest show, opening this Saturday, April 21st at Palm Springs' excellent M Modern Gallery, has got to have one of the best show titles ever -- Tic Toc Apocalypse. And what an appropriate name it is. In Ms. Visell's bold and colorful paintings, storybook creatures are for the most part blithely and sweetly destroying the world. Ms. Visell's work is sometimes kind of a modern, ironic take on Golden Books and their ilk, and sometimes simply wonderfully innocent in subject matter, while rich in color and texture. Put simply, it's hard to look at her work without smiling or laughing. In addition to paintings, Ms. Visell creates toys, sculpture, books and clothing. You'll be wearing, consuming, reading, and enjoying many things brought to you by Amanda Visell in a utopian future.

Her first solo show at M Modern is an excellent one. Giant unicorns attacking metropolises, griffins attacking medieval knights (the knights are actually lizards or alligators, just to be completely accurate). Some of the works are still available. See the show here, and if you want to purchase contact the gallery right away. Meanwhile, more interested in a collection of her work in book form? Buy the book "Popping Through Pictures" here.


Amanda Visell's Official Site

"Tic Toc Apocalypse" at M Modern Gallery

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