Direct from Grey Matter Art:
GMA is proud to present the next poster in the Vices series and our final release of 2016, “Opium” by Timothy Pittides! We are so happy to release the 8th print in the Vices film poster series, and we hope you all like it as much as we do! The Vices poster series is based on the propaganda films from the early 20th century, and we think “Opium” fits in perfectly. We are excited to announce that “Opium” will be the first in a triptych like the original 3 Vices releases.
On sale Thursday, December 29th at 1pm Eastern (10am PST) HERE.
Gallery Openings / Exhibitions
Please join Bottleneck Gallery as they host a solo exhibition by artist Timothy Pittides. 12 screenprints representing the darker side of the human experience. First 50 people receive a FREE Handbill! Sponsored by VGKIDS, Grey Matter Art and Pinpinz.
Here is the FULL reveal of the show!
**Remaining print go on sale Saturday, September 10th at 12pm Eastern (9am PDT) HERE.
Grey Matter Art is proud to present the final poster in the ‘Vices’ series “The Road To Ruin” by Timothy Pittides. It is an 18″ x 24″ 3-color Screenprint featuring metallic glitter overlay, limited edition of 75, and cost $35.
On sale Friday, November 13th at 1pm Eastern (10am PST) HERE.
“Well we have reached the end of the series and what better way to do so by representing the true gateway drug, Alcohol and it’s propaganda film “The Road to Ruin”. Released in 1934, the film tells a tale of a young woman who gets in with the wrong crowd, and begins the journey down the spiral of booze, drugs and sex and ends up an alcoholic, pregnant, and is forced to get an abortion.
Taboos abound, the film of course was boycotted by the catholic church which forced massive edits. For the time, it was quite salacious but of course, overly dramatic and too campy to be taken seriously. Worse than a after school special. But it has it’s points.
With this poster I wanted to finish up the whole “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” undertone I began with both Reefer Madness and Cocaine fiends. Here, we have the demon emerging from her glass of devil’s brew, throwing red rose petals into the poor girl’s face. The action is aggressive, contrasting the lighter giving of the single flower on Reefer Madness. A nice representation of the effect Alcohol plays on us. It lures us in under false comfort, pretending it loves us ( red roses), comforts us in times of peril and weakness. While some become happy, some become violent, and some become completely different people, almost possessed. It leaves us miserable, in pain and sick. Yet we go right back to it. Until a different rose is offered. But the same demon remains.
But is the demon really in the liquid or already inside of us.” – Timothy Pittides