Icons, Lunatics, Weirdos & Everything In Between: An Art Show! by Artist Brian A. Bernhard | February 11, 2019

Credit: Brian A. Bernhard / Embrace the Weird

February 11, 2019
Article By: Jesse Watrous

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm  - 9:00 pm
Location: Altadena Library  
600 East Mariposa Street, Altadena, CA 91001

Tickets: FREE

"Icons, Lunatics, Weirdos & Everything In Between", is a collection of artworks by eccentric artist Brian A. Bernhard.

Credit: Brian A. Bernhard / Embrace the Weird

This exhibition includes a selection of original artworks from several different series, as well as a couple of rogue pieces which will be premiering for the first time ever in any public exhibition.

Series 01: The Literary Icons - Selections from this series include weird portraits of Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain & Mary Shelley.

Series 02: The Visionary Series - Selections from this series include weird portraits of David Bowie & Prince.

Credit: Brian A. Bernhard / Embrace the Weird
"There's a schizoid streak within the family anyway so I dare say that I'm affected by that. The majority of the people in my family have been in some kind of mental institution, as for my brother he doesn't want to leave. He likes it very much." - David Bowie

Series 03: In Protest - In these surreal political times, as an artist it's almost impossible to not dip ones toes into the conversation. Selections from this series include "History Repeats Itself" & "The Angry Orange Goiter Monster".

Series 04: Pop-culture Remix - This series is all about inspiration and influence. Sometimes, an artist just wants to have fun and pay homage to the creative works of pop-culture which have influences his or her creative flow. The selections of work featured from this series include artworks inspired by: Star Trek, The Big Lebowski, Halloween & Beetlejuice.

Credit: Brian A. Bernhard / Embrace the Weird
THE DUDE ABIDES is an original "Big Lebowski Movie" inspired open edition.

Other works which have been selected for this exhibition are: "The Weirdo" (a self portrait), "Lords of the Ocean" (A tribute to the undersea life of San Pedro), and "Krampus Night" (An ancient central European folklore-inspired artwork).

This exhibition will be on display in the Altadena Library from Wednesday, January 9th until Thursday, February 28th.

There will be a reception and presentation by the artist on February 12th from 7pm - 9pm. The artist will discuss the inspiration and process behind the selected works and field any questions about the artwork anyone may have.  We will also have some light refreshments.

Credit: Brian A. Bernhard / Embrace the Weird
Brian A. Bernhard and Anne Kugler in front of Altadena Public Library

Posters, prints and other selected merchandise from the artist will also be available for purchase on the night of the reception only, and he will be available to sign stuff for ya.

Be real, be authentic, be weird!”
~ Brian A. Bernhard

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