THE UNENDING HORRIBLE: Film Posters from the Collection of Matthew Brannon
April 21st, 2012 - May 26th, 2012
In conjunction with the gallery event, FEAST/DREAM, the Galveston Artist Residency is pleased to announce THE UNENDING HORRIBLE: Film Posters from the Collection of Matthew Brannon, opening on Saturday, April 21, 7:30 – 9:30 pm. The posters will be on display in the GAR Gallery through May 26, 2012.
Matthew Brannon is an artist living and working in New York City. He is most known for his letterpress prints, which loosely mimic the form of advertising. Brannon has long collected film posters – notably horror film posters. Their exaggerated tone and shock value design informs his own condensed visual language. He has been quoted as saying “Everything you need to know is on the poster. You don’t even need to see the film. You already know the story.”
In THE UNENDING HORRIBLE, Brannon shares a curated collection of his inspirational material; horror film posters whose dates span from the 1960’s through the 1980’s, the golden age of the horror genre. The posters are stunning examples of our visual and graphic cultural history. As a collection they provide a unique glimpse into the shared fears, paranoia, and phobias of modern humanity.
Brannon's artwork has been shown internationally in institiutions and galleries. Currently his work can be seen in the show B.B.K.K.K. at Kunsthalle Bergen in Norway. He is represented by Casey Kaplan in New York and David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles.
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