Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"And I'd Like to Thank..." A solo Exhibit featuring Phillip Lumbang

Raised in the suburbs of Sacramento - Television was Phillip Lumbang's "profession". All things entertaining seen on T.V. augmented his imagination. He acquired a collective of popular characters that helped flourish his creativity. Like all childhood experiences, these characters from shows resonate with him to this day. Growing up into a teenager my interests developed and a fondness to music with it. MF Doom and David Bowie are among the ones that hold quality to him. Everyday new icons come into his life and affect his creative drive. This show is a tribute to his influences.

"This exhibition is a "thank you" speech recreated into an art show. I want to thank all of these individual characters in there own respects because they have given me so much inspiration throughout the years. No, I'm not thanking my parents or my agent, this show is a homage to all the cartoon characters, musicians and pop icons that have motivated me to peruse my passion in the arts. My trademark character known as "Awesome Bear" is dressed up as my cultural heroes of yesterday and today. Using spray paint and acrylic i further develop my Awesome Bears character's shape and form, pushing and pulling to create a perfect balance of what is my own idea and what is iconic about my inspirational heroes. I want my audience to understand how i developed such an iconic style with the influence i re-appropriate. This show is very near and dear to my heart, and it is also very important that I am having this show here in Sacramento where i grew up and developed an interest in most of the heroes i am portraying. Get ready to see my bear and many cultural icons like you have never seen them before." - Phillip Lumbang

"And I Like to Thank..." Opens on Saturday October 8th at 7 pm and will run until November 5th.

If you haven't done so you can sign up for our Preview list here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Greetings from Hell - Drilone Solo Exhibit

Drilone and Dragatomi would like to bid you “Greetings from Hell” A solo exhibit of the same title.

As an artist, Drilone has mastered the art of elemental wear and corrosion to the point that you question, “How did you do that?” Although he is not the first to master this style, Mother Nature is also proficient at this, but the difference is, what takes Mother Nature 20 years to do, Drilone can perform in a matter of days.

Drilone is not afraid to apply his skilled technique to any type of platform, from vinyl to wood, to just about any type of material. Someone once told him that titanium doesn’t rust, and his response to that was neither does plastic or vinyl.

DrilOne has pulled out all the stops for his upcoming solo show . His works will feature his rusty style on several different platforms - from 3” and 8” Dunnys, to a 16” Custom Toyer Qee, to a custom antique inspired sign to even a vintage radio. So many awesome pieces will be available!!

If you haven’t yet signed up for our preview list, you can do so here.

“Greetings from Hell” opening reception Saturday, September 10th @ 7 pm and will continue to run until October 1st

Dragatomi is located at:

2317 J Street

Sacramento, CA 95816