ZOMBIE Opening Reception at Last Rites Gallery
Saturday May 25th 7pm -11pm
16"X20" oil on panel
"It can be hard for an android to find love...
One day Henry the Labor bot decided to pay for a low end model Hooker bot
and contracted a nasty trojan horse virus known as Cerebus.
Cerebus rewrote his operating system and reprogrammed the lonely android with an insatiable desire to kill all humans.
The virus spread quickly from mecha to mecha, all turning on their owners, murdering humans by the masses. After a long bloody human resistance, the city of Newburgh, New York was quarantined as a techno-biohazard zone and has become a dumping ground for infected robots. Somewhere in the twisted remains of his positronic brain, Henry spends his nights wishing he had paid for a human hooker instead. Sadly, Robosexual relations between humans and robots are illegal."
Good News Everyone! This original oil painting was created for the upcoming Zombie show at Last RitesGallery in New York City. When guest curator, Travis Louie invited me to participate in the group show I knew exactly what I wanted to paint.
My idea of painting a zombie robot lurks in a largely untapped sub genre within the popular zombie craze. I thought if I go this route, it’ll be on the fringe of what is considered a zombie but it should also be pretty cool to paint.
I’ve never done a gallery show before so I got really excited and maybe a little carried away with the prep work for the piece. Since this could be the only gallery show I ever get invited to I didn’t want to phone it in or do something half assed. The next few posts will chronicle the making of this painting leading up to the opening reception this Saturday night.
Here are a few details.