Thursday, February 11, 2010
Art of Emily... coming in March
The Art of Emily: A Strange Collection, an exhibition of paintings, original cut-outs, limited edition prints and other mixed media by Emily the Strange artists opens March 5 at Gallery Extraña
March 5th- 29th, 2010
Artist's Reception- Friday, March 5th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
2912 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
On the heels of the release of The Art of Emily the Strange published by Dark Horse Books this month, Gallery Extraña presents The Art of Emily: A Strange Collection; the exhibit opens on Friday, March 5 from 6-10 pm. Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger and fellow Emily artists Buzz Parker, Brian Brooks, Nicomi ‘Nix’ Turner and Justin Barry will be present. The opening reception will feature DJ sets by Emily novel co-author Jessica Gruner, She-Bible co-founder Stacy Rodgers and Amedee Ito—all SF local ladies who have played crucial roles in shaping Emily the Strange.
The exhibition will feature previously un-exhibited original artwork, limited edition prints and many rarely seen treasures from the archives of Emily the Strange and her kitties. Signed copies of The Art of Emily the Strange will be available for purchase. “We’re thrilled to present the first Emily show in the Bay Area in over two years at Gallery Extraña, our home base head-quarters and gallery,” says Rob Reger. The Art of Emily: A Strange Collection highlights the art and design that has put Emily the Strange on the map as an international icon for Strange.
The Art of Emily: A Strange Collection runs through March 29th. Limited Emily the Strange merchandise, including t-shirts, apparel, accessories and the new Oddisee Talking BoardTM will be available for sale during the run of the show. The gallery is open on Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 1 -6 pm for the duration of the show. For more info see http://galleryextrana.blogspot.com. Gallery Extraña is located at 2912 Telegraph Avenue (1 block north of Ashby Avenue) in Berkeley, California.
ABOUT EMILY THE STRANGE
Created by Rob Reger and his company Cosmic Debris in 1993, Emily the Strange has become an internationally known icon for individualism, female empowerment, and do-it-yourself style. Born from the San Francisco graphic arts community, Emily graces a full, rock-influenced fashion clothing and accessory line, including everything from T-shirts, dresses, and underwear to toys, guitars, and school supplies. She is the featured character in a series of comic books from Dark Horse Comics, four hardbound graphic novellas for Chronicle Books, and a series of young adult novels from Harper Collins. For more information about Emily the Strange, visit http://www.emilystrange.com or for press related inquiries contact Jennifer Sullivan email@example.com.
ABOUT GALLERY EXTRAÑA
Gallery Extraña was founded by Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger and artist, curator, and filmmaker Aimee Friberg in the spring of 2008. Its mission is to showcase contemporary work by emerging, mid-career and established artists primarily from the Bay Area. In addition to exhibiting eccentric, “strange”, and off-center work, Gallery Extraña is an alternative screening and performance space. Located in the Cosmic Debris Design House, the open gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 1-6 pm. For more information, visit http://galleryextrana.blogspot.com/ or contact the gallery: firstname.lastname@example.org.