Monday, December 29, 2008

Godzilla Strikes Again!

Unlike the terribly dull and disappointing 1998 Godzilla remake starring Matthew Broderick, Art Center/South Florida’s Kaiju Monster Invasion art exhibit is fun, kitschy and imaginative. So, make sure to catch it before it closes on January 4th.

Still not convinced? Here is a description of the exhibit taken from the art gallery’s Web site:

This is an exhibition featuring Japanese monster-inspired interpretations by renowned contemporary western and eastern artists. The Japanese word Kaiju, which translates to “strange beast” or “monster”, first emerged in post-war Japan in the 1950s and 1960s. After experiencing the Atomic Bomb, Godzilla (a radioactive lizard) and Gamera (a giant flying turtle) became the mutant brainchildren of anti-nuclear cinema. Now a half-century later, Lowbrow and Pop Surrealists including Coop, Ron English, Mark Nagata and Skot Olsen have been inspired by and amassed their very own collections of the famed vinyl monsters.

P.S. - It's FREE.

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