Category Archives: Mondo Gallery

Mondo Gallery: HARSH MAJICAL by We Buy Your Kids!

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Mondo welcomes back beloved Australian artist duo, We Buy Your Kids, for the next gallery show, “Harsh Majical.” The show will run from August 29th through September 15th. The opening reception will be Friday, August 29th from 7 –10pm at the Mondo Gallery, located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX.

Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney, the faces behind Sydney-based We Buy Your Kids, are known for their colorful, off-beat design style. They combine hand-made and digital techniques to create their work, often experimenting with color, shape and texture. Their influences include a shared love of comic books, skateboarding, music and film.

The show’s title, “Harsh Majical,” came from a direct English translation of a Chinese description of WBYK’s work. “We felt it might sum up the final outcome, but more importantly describes the fun we’ve had working on this collection.” It will include prints from films previously tackled by Mondo artists, such as Alien and The Fly, but will also introduce some new titles such as White Men Can’t Jump and Thrashin’.

“When we started to think about movies for the show, Alien was one of the first that we chose,” said WBYK. “We both love it, everyone loves it, it’s an all time classic.” They had originally gone for a more static, art deco approach to the print, focusing on beautiful designs of the helmet and monster frozen in space. “It didn’t quite seem to illustrate the horror of the film, or the tension. Instead we let it rip with a bolder image of the terror inside man.”

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The show will also feature a softer take on sci-fi horror classic, The Fly. “When I first watched the film, I was surprised at how touching and sad it was. This tenderness was the first thing we wanted to convey in the poster. We zoomed right in so we could focus on those human emotions that run right through the movie, which are often overlooked in favour of the iconic glowing sci-fi, goopy-fleshed imagery,” said Day.

In addition to creating prints for Mondo’s online store, this will be the second gallery show featuring art from the talented duo. Their first, entitled “Tina’s Mom’s Boyfriend” (which opened in December of 2012), was a huge success and “Harsh Majical” is expected to be equally bizarre and awesome.

“We are over the moon to have another chance to show our work in their amazing space,” said the pair. “We cannot wait to get back to Austin.”

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Mondo Gallery: Mobile Loaves & Fishes Art Gallery

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Mondo Gallery is teaming up with Mobile Loaves & Fishes for its first charitable event to feature original paintings and illustrations from talented artists among Austin’s homeless. The show will have an opening reception with artists in attendance on Thursday, July 10 from 7 – 10pm and will be on display July 11 and 12, from 12 – 6pm at the Mondo Gallery, located at 4115 Guadalupe Street in Austin, TX. All profits from the sale of the artwork will benefit the artists.

Mobile Loaves & Fishes is a social outreach ministry that empowers communities into a lifestyle of services with the homeless. One of their programs, “Art House,” is designed to provide dignified work for those currently on the streets as a means to provide income and an opportunity for change. Operated out of a studio trailer, the Mobile Loaves & Fishes “Art House” equips artists with a place to work as well as art supplies, in addition to providing a safe space where they may also take showers, do laundry, and enjoy a healthy lunch.

“When we first met the artists from the Mobile Loaves & Fishes Art House project we saw a fantastic array of styles and an abundance of unique creative expression. For this gallery show we challenged these artists to share their interpretations of the movies that inspire them. We are thrilled with the results and think you will be too,” said Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League.

“I am so grateful to Tim League and Mondo for coming along side us to support the artists and Community First!” said Alan Graham, President of Mobile Loaves & Fishes.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to work with the community of artists and supporters here in Austin. Mobile Loaves & Fishes helps the homeless by providing a platform for us to nurture our talents and make income to survive,” said artist Aaron Drawdy.

The show will include approximately forty original pieces of artwork from the following artists: Debbie Cantu, Amy Carpenter, UTE Dittemar, Jerry Hurta, Katy Joy Kingdom, Aaron Drawdy, Cathy Carr-Haynes, Clifton Hayes and Michael Walker.

 

 

Mondo Gallery: Ken Taylor Gallery Signing this Saturday, May 31st!

We are very excited to have artist Ken Taylor in attendance for his solo show opening this Friday, May 30th.  Since so many of you have asked, Ken has graciously agreed to host a signing at the gallery this Saturday, May 31st starting at 12PM. Below are a few Q&A’s about the signing.

Q: Will the prints at the show be signed?
A: Yes. Ken will be signing all of the prints that are available to purchase at the gallery before the show opens. There is no need to worry about getting those signed.

Q: What about other prints? Can I bring other posters for Ken?
A: We will not be able to accommodate any additional signings during the opening reception on Friday night. However, Ken has graciously agreed to host a signing on Saturday, May 31st starting at 12PM at the gallery.

Q: How many posters can I get signed on Saturday?
A: There will be a strictly enforced limit of 3 posters per person. Please be considerate of your fellow collectors and Ken’s time and do not bring more than 3 posters to have signed.

Q: Can I bring non-Mondo posters for Ken to sign?
A: Yep!

Q: Will Ken be able to do any sketches or doodles?
A: Unfortunately, no. Due to time restrictions, we will not be able to accommodate any requests for sketches. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Please feel free to direct any other questions to us using the CONTACT section of the website right HERE.

Thanks and we’ll see you all this weekend!

MITCHELL x MARVEL x MONDO Gallery Recap!

We wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that came out to support the Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo gallery show opening last Friday. It was one of the most fun nights we’ve had at the gallery. There were costumes, kids, kids in costumes, and tons of great art!

Mike put a lot of hard work and love into this exhibit and we feel it really shows. If you get the chance, it is worth stopping by the gallery and seeing all the great pieces in person. Our gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 12PM – 6PM at 4115 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX.

Check out some photos from opening night below!

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Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo x Cosplay!

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In celebration of all things Marvel and awesome, we wanted to announce that we will be hosting a cosplay contest during the opening night reception of Mike Mitchell’s upcoming show (Friday, April 25th from 7PM – 10PM).

Prizes will be awarded to the winner(s). Hope to see you all there! Costumes encouraged.

Mondo Gallery: Martin Ansin and Kevin Tong Gallery Signing this Saturday, March 15th!

We are very excited to have artists Martin Ansin and Kevin Tong in attendance for their duo show opening this Friday, March 14th. Many of you have been asking if they will be signing posters at the show, so we wanted to post a small FAQ to cover everything. Please see below.

Q: Will the prints at the show be signed?
A: Yes. Martin and Kevin will be signing all of the prints that are available to purchase at the gallery before the show opens. There is no need to worry about getting those signed.

Q: What about other prints? Can I bring other posters for Martin or Kevin to sign?
A: We will not be able to accommodate any additional signings during the opening reception on Friday night. However, Martin and Kevin have graciously agreed to host a signing on Saturday, March 15th starting at 12PM at the gallery.

Q: How many posters can I get signed on Saturday?
A: There will be a strictly enforced limit of 3 posters per person per artist. So, it’s totally cool if you want to bring 3 posters for Martin to sign and 3 posters for Kevin to sign. Please be considerate of your fellow collectors and Martin and Kevin’s time and do not bring more than 3 posters to have signed.

Q: Can I bring non-Mondo posters for Martin or Kevin to sign?
A: Yep!

Q: Will Martin/Kevin be able to do any sketches or doodles?
A: Unfortunately, no. Due to time restrictions, we will not be able to accommodate any requests for sketches. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Please feel free to direct any other questions to us using the CONTACT section of the website right HERE.

Thanks and we’ll see you all this weekend!

Mondo Gallery: Disney Family Day Event

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This Saturday, March 8th, families are invited to enjoy art, activities and entertainment as we will celebrate the magic of Disney with a family and children friendly event from 9AM to 11AM. On display will be our latest gallery exhibit, “Nothing’s Impossible,” featuring new posters for some of Disney’s most beloved films. Families are encouraged to bring their children to attend during these special hours to enjoy the art and entertainment.

Austin staple, Toy Joy, will be on hand hosting children’s games and activities. Sweets and refreshments will be provided.

Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78751.

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Mondo Gallery: Laurent Durieux Gallery Signing this Saturday, February 8th!

We are very excited to have artist Laurent Durieux in attendance for his show opening this Friday, February 7th. Many of you have been asking if Laurent will be signing posters at the show so we wanted to post a small FAQ to cover everything. Please see below.

Q: Will all of the prints at the show be signed?
A: Yes, Laurent will be signing all of the prints that are available to purchase at the gallery before the show opens. There is no need to worry about getting those signed.

Q: What about other prints? Can I bring other posters for Laurent to sign?
A: We will not be able to accommodate any additional signings during the opening reception on Friday night. However, Laurent has graciously agreed to host a signing on Saturday, February 8th from 12PM – 2PM at the gallery.

Q: How many posters can I get signed on Saturday?
A: There will be a strictly enforced limit of 3 posters per person. Please be considerate of your fellow collectors and Laurent’s time and do not bring more than 3 posters to have signed.

Q: Can I bring non-Mondo posters for Laurent to sign?
A: Yep!

Q: I have this crazy awesome metal poster that Laurent did… can I get that signed?
A: Yes! We will have an engraver on hand for this very occasion.

Q: Will Laurent be able to do any sketches/doodles?
A: Unfortunately, no. Due to time restrictions, we will not be able to accommodate any requests for sketches. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Q: How excited should I be about this show?
A: Very. It’s amazing.

Please feel free to direct any other questions to us using the CONTACT section of the website right HERE.

Thanks and we’ll see you all this Friday!

Oh My Disney and Mondo Present: Nothing’s Impossible!

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Mondo, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is partnering with Disney’s “Oh My Disney” blog to unveil “Nothing’s Impossible,” a gallery event at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, from March 7 – March 11, 2014. The gallery will open to the public on March 7 from 3:00-10:00 p.m. with regular hours to follow for the show’s duration. The Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX.

After partnering last year to debut limited edition artwork inspired by DuckTales and The Little Mermaid, Oh My Disney and Mondo invite fans to explore decades of beloved Disney films and characters like never before through original and fresh artwork from some of Mondo’s most renowned artists like Martin Ansin, Jeff Soto, Jason Edmiston, Mike Mitchell, Ken Taylor and Rich Kelly. Oh My Disney, a new pop culture blog on Disney.com, brings classic and current Disney characters to life for digital audiences through humorous and heartfelt original artwork, stories, articles and videos.

“Disney has a special way of bringing out the magic in all of us and we’re very excited to bring that feeling to Austin at this year’s gallery event,” said Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael. “Having worked with Oh My Disney over the last year, we know the site celebrates reinventing timeless stories and we hope our work sparks the imagination of both Disney and Mondo fans.”

Oh My Disney and Mondo will release posters digitally every week leading up to the gallery’s opening on March 7th.

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