Much has been said across the web lately about Community, one of the funniest, most underappreciated shows on television. The series has an absolutely incredible and passionate fanbase (of which I am a member, albeit not as devout as others), and well, it’s in kind of a perilous state.
After three seasons as a Thursday night staple on NBC, the series has been picked up for a fourth (that’s good!), moved to Friday nights (that’s bad!), given only a thirteen episode order (that’s bad!) and had its show-runner, Dan Harmon, removed (that’s ALSO bad!). I feel it’s a terrible move to, especially so late in the game, make so many changes to a show so unique – but at this point, I don’t know that there’s much the fans can do besides hope that the remaining 13 episodes are at least at a level close to the prior three seasons.
That said, the active fanbase for the show remains excited for what has existed, and there will probably be no better celebration than the forthcoming art show – Six Seasons and A Movie.
Set to be held at PixelDrip Gallery in Los Angeles on June 23rd and 24th, 2012, this artshow pulls together an absolute wealth of artistic talent, all celebrating one of the best sitcoms currently on television.
I’ve included the full press release below, and a gallery of preview art. I especially love Jennifer Jeong’s tribute to “Remedial Chaos Theory“, one of the craziest episodes of any sitcom ever. For more details, keep an eye on PixelDrip’s website.
Los Angeles, Calif. (May 18, 2012) – The PixelDrip Gallery is proud to announce the Six Seasons and a Movie art show. Hosted at Monk Space in Los Angeles on June 23-24, the event will be a weekend celebration of all things “Community” as interpreted through the vision of over 130 artists from around the world. Much like how “Community” isn’t just a sitcom, the Six Seasons and a Movie art show isn’t just an art exhibit. It is an event organized by fans meant to serve as a physical focal point for the show’s fans to gather.
Mark Batalla, curator and manager of PixelDrip said:
“We continue to be astonished and humbled by the artists that have agreed to participate in the art show. Any of these individuals is talented enough to have their own solo exhibit. Having the opportunity to gather their artwork under the same roof is a dream come true and one we would like to share with as many people as possible. We are also honored to have artists that have worked on ‘Community,’ such as Rob Schrab, Megan Ganz, Jim Mahfood, and Myke Chilian. The cast and crew’s close relationship with the fans is one that separates ‘Community’ from many television shows. This is our heartfelt tribute to both ‘Community’ and its fanbase.”
Exhibited artwork will range from framed and canvas pieces to vinyl toys, dioramas, and plush dolls. Additional artwork and video shorts will be on display via projector and monitors. Among the interactive elements are several video game demo kiosks and a table with three college textbooks that attendees can artistically vandalize. Monk Space itself will be transformed to give attendees a genuine Greendale experience. Attendees are also eligible to win prizes through raffles, the costume contest on Saturday, and the trivia contest on Sunday.
Throughout the event, the PixelDrip crew will also be shooting a documentary of the exhibit that will be distributed to the various backers of the art collective. Attendees should be aware that they are likely to appear on camera. Release forms will be available to fill out as necessary.
Admission is free to the public. In addition to markets, restaurants, and supply stores in the immediate area, there will be a food truck parked just outside the venue during exhibit hours. The exhibit will be open from 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Monk Space is located at 4414 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90004. Further announcements concerning the Six Seasons and a Movie art show will be revealed leading up to the event.
The current artist roster as of this release includes:
Aaron Sayre / Alice X. Zhang / Annis Pekka / Arica Houy / Arran McKenna / Aviv Or / Balen / Bannon Rudis / Ben DeGuzman / Ben Steeves / Bethany Sellers / Bobby Rubio / Botjira / Brendan Suleiman / Bumbledom / Caanan Grall / castlepöp / Chip’s Challenge / Chris McVeigh / Chris Schweizer / Claire Hummel / Clayton Chowaniec / Craig Arndt / Crystal Fontan / Dan Hipp / Dave Perillo / Dave Stenken / Douglas Holgate / Eric Anderson / Erica Henderson / Fro / Fungus / Giordano Casanova / Glen Brogan / Heather M. Morris / Hector Lowe / Henry the Worst! / Howard M. Shum / Ian Richens / Inksnax / Ive Sorocuk / J. Salvador / Jack Cusumano / James Stayte / Jeff Pina / Jeff Victor / Jen Ann Bennett / Jennifer Jeong / Jennifer Steadman / Jennifer Vo / Jessica Bradley / Jim Mahfood / Joëlle Jones / John Murray / Jon Defreest / Jonathan Mann/ Jonny Eveson / Jordan Allen / Joshua Budich / Joshua McGrane / Julieta Colas / Justin Crisostomo / Kali Fontecchio / Karen Hallion / Karina McBeth / Karoleen Decastro / Kasey Albano / Katie Sekelsky / Kevin Woody / Kristin Murphy / Kyle Kulakowski / Kyle McCoy / Leesasaur / Leigh Young / Len Peralta / Lou Studdert / LoveTHYconan / Lucy Knisley / Lusy DeCoursey / Margot MacDonald / Mark Batalla / Mason Phillips / Matt Greenholt / Matt Parsons / Max Wittert / Mbecks14 / Megan Ganz / Megan Lara / Michael Mayne / Mike Horowitz / Ming Doyle / Myke Chilian / Nancy Pham / Natalie Nourigat / Nik Holmes / Otis Frampton / Rad Sechrist / Ramsey “Raz” Sibaja / Rebecca Hayes / Rob Cham / Rob Schrab / Rosemary Travale / Rowan McKeough / Rusty Shackles / Sam Filstrup / Sam Spratt / Sanjit Kaur / Sean Mills / Sophie Iannuzzi / Stephan Krosecz / Steven Ray Brown / Taryn Gee / Timothy Lim / Tom Trager / Tomas Overbai / Tony Bui / Valeria Herrador / Vanessa Stefaniuk / Vanessa Zucker / Victor Camba / WinterArtwork / Yasmin Liang / Zach Allen / Zneuse
About PixelDrip Gallery
Founded by J. Salvador, the PixelDrip gallery and artist community is dedicated to bringing traditional and digital artwork together and showcasing it to the surrounding community, wherever that may be. Its members come from a range of different fields like film, video games, comics, graphic design, writing, and education. The PixelDrip artists bring these influences into their art and find no difference between rearranging pixels on a computer screen or blending paint on a canvas. PixelDrip is not content to stay in a single location and routinely exhibits pop up shows at various videogame tournaments, comic conventions, stores, and art galleries. Mark Batalla is the curator and manager of PixelDrip. He has curated PixelDrip events at The Hive Gallery, Meltdown Comics, Gallery Nucleus, Titmouse Animation Studio, and various other venues in the Los Angeles area.
Photos and Graphics Available Upon Request
About Monk Space
Monk Space is a raw warehouse and studio for shooting Indie Films, Student Films, Music Videos, Webisodes, and Photography. It is also available for private events and art shows. The complex includes a 1000 square foot raw warehouse space, an adjoining 532 square foot white studio, and 654 square feet of outdoor space. Located in production-friendly Koreatown/Hancock Park, this 80-year-old brick building includes electric, WIFI, track lighting, and two bathrooms on site. Both warehouse and studio have tall ceilings and concrete floors. Warehouse has distressed brick wall, a skylight, and two sliding wooden door entrances that join an outdoor patio and brick alley. There are two entrances to the street, and ample street parking for production trucks, vans and cars. The combined spaces are perfect for shoots that need room for production, craft services, and holding. Monk Space is a division of the creative services firm Monk Media, which delivers widely praised design, content, hosting, marketing and representation.