Gallery1988 Melrose is hosting Memes, a group tribute art show to the “Internet’s best inside jokes” which is also a celebration of the gallery’s 8th year at the corner of Melrose and La Brea. The opening reception is May 4, 2012 from 7 PM to 10 PM and the show runs through May 26, 2012. On Saturday May 5, 2012 from 12 PM to 2 PM, Gallery1988 is hosting a special event as part of the Memes art show. They are bringing in “Randall,” the voice from the Honey Badger video.
Gallery1988 celebrates it’s 8 year anniversary in style, with over 100 artists creating paintings, prints, sculptures and one-of-a-kind all in the name of Internet “memes.” Whether it’s Nyan Cat, I Like Turtles, Cat Breading, Star Wars Kid, Hipster Ariel or LOL cats, some of our favorite artists pay homage to our favorite way to waste time online…
We’ve invited over 100 of the gallery’s favorite artists, and some new names to 1988, to create artwork inspired by the Internet’s biggest phenomenons such as Antoine Dodson, Scumbag Steve, Sad Keanu, Philosoraptor, Sh*t Girls Say, Hipster Mermaid and Honey Badger. Artists have created original paintings, prints, sculptures and plush that have to be seen to be believed.
by Dan Lydersen