280 South Fir Street
Beebe, AR 72012
Gallery 81435 presents Los Angeles artist Dave Pressler in August. The exhibit, ROBOTS, opens during art walk from 5-7pm on Thursday, August 7th, for a reception with the artist.
Dave Pressler uses sculpture and illustration to fuse two of his primary passions: fine art and the world of pop entertainment. His unique brand of robots meet the viewer on an emotional and humorous common ground, telling us that life can be tough but finding the silliness in the perils is the key to existence, even for robots.
Pressler has spent the last 20 years designing characters and worlds for such companies as Kid’s WB, Nelvana, Disney Jetix, Fox Kids Network, Wild Brain, and The Jim Henson Company to name a few. Most recently Dave has dove in to the universe of TV animation. Co-creating and designing the Emmy nominated Robot And Monster. A new animated series that is currently airing on Nickelodeon.
In addition to his kids’ media projects, Pressler is an accomplished painter and sculptor whose work shows in galleries all around Los Angeles. He also lends his sculpting talents to the collectable vinyl-art toy world with Necessaries Toy Foundation’s Mark Ryden’s YHWY, Camille Rose Garcia’s “Camille’s Girls.” The Ron English “Rabbbit” figure. Brendon Monroe’s “Sour” for Android 8, Nathan Jurevicius “Monkey King”, and Luke Chueh’s “Black In White” and Doktor A’s “ Mechanised Perambulator”. With the success of Dave’s various limited edition resin creations his character “Angry Clobber Monkey” has become his first vinyl collectable character. Dave is currently under going treatment for his weird robot obsession.
The exhibit will run through September 3rd, and regular hours are noon to six daily or by appointment. Contact Gallery 81435 970.728.3930 for more information.