If you’re in the NYC area, and are in the mood to check out some cool work by some cooler artists, check out Too Art For TV 3, the third annual exhibit of personal work by some members of New York’s animation industry. This year’s show runs from December 5th to December 15th, with an opening reception on the 5th from 6pm to 9pm at Erebuni in the hipster-infested enclave of Williamsburg.
Curated by Liz Artinian, and sponsored by Magic Hat (one of my favourite beers-hooray for beer!), the exhibit shows personal work by over 35 artists whose work is otherwise owned by television networks. It includes the international interactive downloadables known as Cubeecraft by Christopher Beaumont (who kicks all sorts of ass), the gigantic “public art” totems of award winning animator Patrick Smith, the obsessively small pencil drawings on large rolls of paper by Christy Karakas (creator/director of Adult Swim’s SuperJail!), the playful animated Atari-style cats by Ben Ross, the assemblage robot sculptures of longtime animation producer David Lipson, as well as an eclectic array of paintings, prints, toys, and experimental animations.