Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dr. Seuss Night

 I can't in good faith call myself an unequivocal Dr. Seuss fan. Even at the tender age of 5, I knew the guy was a little preachy, but like generations of kids (generations now!) the illustrations had an impact even if the anti-war, anti-development, anti-capitalist sentiments didn't really find purchase.

But you know what, just because a girl likes a scoop or twelve of Chunky Monkey or Cherry Garcia doesn't make her a Stinky Commie Hippie, and with that reasoning I happily attended.

 "Oh Where's the Cat in the Hat?" by Mall

Nucleus, the illustrator's gallery in Alhambra had a Dr. Seuss tribute show called "Look at this! Look at that!" (cute.)

There was some really sweet gouache work. Like this:

"Did You Ever Walk with Ten Cats on your Head?" by Joy Ang

And this:

Horton Hatches the Egg" by Becky Driestadt

Here's my favorite piece:

"Thank you! Thank you" by Cuddly Rigor Mortis. 

It took me a second. I'm not gonna lie.

This was Minh's:

"Change" by Glenn Kim. 

It's a little hard to make out but it shows a little kitty looking into a lighted storefront eyeing a large striped red and white hat. A dawn of anticipation :)

You can still see the pieces online at their site RIGHT HERE. Do it. And get some ice cream.

1 comment:

  1. wait! I LOVE Dr. Seuss... does that make ME a "stinky commie hippie"? :D