Seduction of the Idiots Art Show : OTTAWA

I was asked by the über talented Bob Flynn And David DeGrand to participate in their “Seduction of the Idiots” show, taking place in Ottawa, Ontario!

I painted a 4 peice collection called “The Bloodies”, including “Mashy” the Mallet, “Jabby” the Bottle, “Choppy” the Cleaver, and “Poppy” the Gun.  Each painting is 6×6 inches, painted with acrylic inks on pine panels!

Here’s a write-up about the show!

Opening Party: Friday, August 27th
7pm to 10pm

Comics have long been accused of transforming young, impressionable children into savage maniacs incapable of existing as productive members of society. This is of course, completely ridiculous. At worst, comics warp fragile minds into wanting to become cartoonists themselves, which is arguably slightly better than the juvenile delinquent scenario. In any case, comics are here to stay, whether uptight citizens like it or not. The artists on display in “Seduction of the Idiots” are all examples of what can happen when comic and cartoon addiction is not dealt with early enough. Let this art show serve as a warning to parents everywhere; know what your child is watching and reading every second of their lives. The last thing you want is to be the parent of an idiot.

Featuring Artwork by:

Chris Eliopoulos (Chicago, IL)
Michael DeForge (Toronto, ON)
David DeGrand (Weatherford, TX)
Bob Flynn (Boston, MA)
J.R. Goldberg (Los Angeles, CA)
Chris Houghton (Detroit, MI)
John Martz (Ottawa, ON)
Dan Moynihan (Boston, MA)
Kaz Prapuolenis (Los Angeles, CA)
Katie Rice (Los Angeles, CA)
Rebecca Sugar (Los Angeles, CA)
Steve Wolfhard (Toronto, ON)

Exhibit runs from August 27th to September 12th

canteen art shop + gallery
238 dalhousie
ottawa, ontario k1n 7e2

25 Thoughts on “Seduction of the Idiots Art Show : OTTAWA

  1. As always, your work is amazing!

    They are so cute that I wouldn’t mind being killed by one of those, heh.

  2. Thank you, Luis!! I’m considering doing a lil’ screen printed set of these guys if there’s enough interest!

  3. This is so awesome. Seriously, I wish I was as smart as you are. How do you come up with these things?

  4. Ohhh saweet. Damn it for me living on the other side of Canada. Awe well, looks like it’ll be an awesome time! I love these, meep you’re awesome. I would friggin love screen printed prints…durr. Lack of sleep leads to terrible sentences.

  5. Jessica on August 26, 2010 at 12:55 pm said:

    I never seen your art before and I got to say it’s awesome. The concept is really cool! Wish I could of thunk of something like that.

  6. Wow! Great job! I’ve been looking through some of your pieces and I must say they’re all really great! Although you probably already know that. Just thought I’d say it anyways! Keep it up!

  7. Hey! These are all really cool pieces.
    I like the blood art, it’s done well.
    Also, if I could afford it, I would buy prints, thought I’d let you know 🙂

  8. Please please please make prints of these! Or toys! These are so cute and funny. Congratulations on the show 🙂

  9. I’d buy screen prints of them. You should also make them into a neat little desktop wallpaper

  10. Sadly i just discovered your work from a “Creep Machine” post…i wish i would have seen it sooner! All i can say is that i’m now a huge fan of your work and i hope to one day in the near future, i’ll hang a piece on my wall. Fantastic work, keep it up!

  11. Your pieces are INCREDIBLE!!!! My favorite is Jabby, although they’re all awesome. These would make a nice line of vinyl figures methinks. Thanks again for being in the show, your participation is a privilege!

  12. Are these sold? If not, how much are these pieces?

  13. Awe!! Thank you for asking me aboard! It was my pleasure! Do you have any pictures from the show available?

  14. Each painting is $100, and I don’t think any of them are sold quite yet! I will keep you posted!

  15. Thank you so much! I take commissions :wink wink:!

  16. Chuck E CHUZZ on September 2, 2010 at 2:25 am said:

    You da best!

  17. D’awww thanks, man!

  18. Bob posted a few pictures on his blog here:

    Wish I could see all this awesome art in person!

  19. So with enough demand these could be made into prints as well? Demand, demand, demand!!! These pieces are amazing. Keep up the great work. And if I wasn’t clear then – yes – I would LOVE to see screen prints produced for these.

  20. Stephanie on September 4, 2010 at 8:44 am said:

    Please, please, please make prints of these! I would buy them all in an instant! If you do make these into prints, would they be available through etsy?

  21. cafenitro on September 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm said:

    you misspelled piece “peice” I only caught this because I used text to speech software, but by God hellie walla gurgle snoop!

  22. I’d buy a print for sure!

  23. Yes! Prints of these would be AMAZING. Please make some.

  24. Wow this are so cool!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Badass!! 😀

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