“It Came From 1984” at Bottleneck Gallery

By February 6, 2014Illustration

UPDATE: Bottleneck has opened the online exhibit!

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Bottleneck Gallery and Chogrin are at it again with another fun, pop-culture art exhibit. This one’s for all you 80s lovers. The show is called “It Came From 1984,” and as the title implies, it’s a show inspired by movies released in 1984.

  • Opening Reception is Friday, February, 7th from 7-10 pm EST.
  • Gallery’s online start Saturday, February 8th at 12pm EST.

Why 1984? Firstly, it’s the 30 year anniversary of these movies, and just check out some of these iconic flicks. Amazing they were all released in the same year.

  • Ghostbusters
  • Gremlins
  • The Terminator
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • The NeverEnding Story
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
  • The Karate Kid
  • Police Academy
  • Revenge of the Nerds
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Splash
  • Purple Rain
  • Amadeus
  • Red Dawn
  • C.H.U.D.
  • Dune
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
  • The Ice Pirates
  • … and tons more

 

Luckily for me, I was invited to participate! I was super excited upon seeing the movies that were released that year, but before starting, I wanted to choose a movie that I not only loved but one that was bit obscure…  just so we wouldn’t end up with 100 drawings of Slimer or Gizmo.

I chose “Top Secret!” If you’re not familiar with it, it’s an old comedy from the Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker clan. It’s a hilarious period piece set in Germany and is a spoof of old war/spy movies.

Agent Cedric illustration - Top Secret! movie - "It Came From 1984"

Agent Cedric

For those who have seen it, you may recognize this guy. It’s Agent Cedric from this iconic scene. This is the aftermath of Cedric being caught in his car and dropped into a junk yard scrap compacter. The attempt to kill him didn’t quite work out. Ha!.

 

 

  • Opening Reception is Friday, February, 7th from 7-10 pm EST.
  • Gallery’s online start Saturday, February 8th at 12pm EST.

 

Justin Gammon

About Justin Gammon

Justin Gammon is an illustrator and designer with a penchant for the weird. This is clearly visible in the bizarre illustrations and animations he creates for the highly lauded and award-winning social media channels for Denny’s Diner.

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