Yesterday we told you about The Great Showdowns, a wonderful new show at the pop culture-infused Gallery 1988. Though the competition is stiff, our favorite of Scott C’s movie-inspired paintings may very well be his rendering of the detention kids and Mr. Vernon from The Breakfast Club. That’s not all the only treat the gallery has for fans of the late writer/director John Hughes, however. This Friday, their Venice location opens a new exhibit, The Road to Shermer: A Tribute to John Hughes, in which 50 artists celebrate the Hughes canon. To the press release: “By reinterpreting his films, characters, icons or style, each artist has created paintings, sculptures, plush or prints – all inspired by one of the best filmmakers of our generation.” We’ve got seven of our favorites after the jump; the exhibit runs from February 11 to March 4.
Rich Pellegrino, Andie, gouache and acrylic on cradled hardboard, 6″ x 6″, inspired by Pretty In Pink