George Hearts Maria
On September 1st, Art Nerd Invasion and Lori Zimmer present “George Hearts Maria,” a Victorian pop-up plucked out of history and taking root in Helium Cowboy’s summer group show. The parasitic gallery takes residence on the gallery floor, amidst the summer group show. Inside the appendage-gallery is a pristine Victorian sitting room, complete with a collection of eye miniatures.
Featuring artists Alex Diamond, Allison Sommers, Barnaby Whitfield, Beau Stanton, Billy, Eilzabeth Winnel, Fred Caron, Ian Kual'i, Ian Larsen, Jason Botkin, Jean Labourdette/Turf1, Jim Doran, Jon Burgerman, Jonathan Grassi, Jon Todd, Marne Lucas, Michael Mararian, Molly Crabapple, My Dog Sighs, Nyugen Smith, Ray Geary, Rebecca Reeve, Ricardo Cavolo, Rudy Fig, Ryan V. Brennan, Shark Toof, T.B. Lambergini, Travis Louie, Trong Nguyen and Zac Braun, the group show "George Hearts Maria” asks contemporary artists to pay tribute to the star crossed lovers, and reinterpret the lost art historical tradition of eye miniatures, adding a modernist skew to the once romantic art movement.