I’d like you to come to my show. I’ll be hanging a lot of my paintings and illustrations at my friend Farry’s house. It’s the first time I’ve ever done anything like this, and you might be wondering what it’s all about. For those that don’t know, I’ve been working on my illustration skills for the past few years, and in that time I’ve created artwork for skateboards, t-shirts, walls and websites, as well as producing my own prints and paintings. I’ve even been lucky enough to be asked to participate in other people’s shows…but this is the first time I’ve done one of my own.
The address is on the flyer. Entry is free. There’ll be cold beer, art on the walls and live electronic music from Manpanics.
“If you obsessively do anything, like playing solitaire for solid weeks, that might influence your behavior, make you anti-social. If you play Doom, you are meeting people on the Internet, you dodge bullets, shoot them. The person you just shot might be a 14-year-old girl in Minnesota. If you do that for a long time, you start to fantasize. You might say, ‘Let’s get back at people we don’t like.’ In Elephant, one of the killers is briefly playing a video game. We couldn’t get rights to Doom so we designed one ourselves that resembles Gerry, with two guys walking in a desert.” - Gus Van Sant