There will be an opening reception for the "In America, In the Kingdom of the Blind (for the Love of Money)" by John Sheridan at Pacific Pinball Museum on Friday, July 8 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The entrance fee will be $10 and you can play all you want. There will be free finger food and a no host bar. The gallery will run from July 8 to August 8, 2011. For more information, contact Melissa Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call, 510-205-6959.
John Sheridan prints from images he has found in his (endless) search for meaningful content in American culture. There is much to learn from the past 50 plus years of portable imagery – made up of new and antique decals, stickers - and he has printed it on canvas. Sheridan uses an array of colorful and always surprising images and words which are both art and also come from and target American working class.
The images contain compelling and controversial elements which cannot be separated from the great energy that has always marked the poor and blue collar working culture of the country. Similar to where jazz, rock, Hip-Hop, carnival, cartoons, dream machines, comix and games like pinball come from, these works on canvas explode with superheroes, pinups, cars, numbers, logos and images from the deep (or not so deep) popular unconscious as well as from the most persuasive propaganda machine ever - advertising.
Information originally found at the Pacific Pinball Museum's website.