Monday, February 7, 2011

THE AGE OF REPTILES (ANNOUNCEMENT)

2011 is going to be a monumental year for the Autumn Society.

We have so much planned and in progress, that you might not be able to keep up! That being said, we're starting the year in a BIG way. And what better way than with a DINOSAUR art show! No artist can resist drawing these guys! Since we were kids Dinosaurs have always been a key part to our imaginations.

Autumn Society Elder, Anthony Pedro has put together a massive show with some massive artists! Ever since Anthony and I were in art school, I always begged him to paint a Dinosaur series, due to his epic and painterly style. Now almost 4 years later, that day is almost upon us.

We're also working with PARADIGM Gallery (www.paradigm-gallery.com) for the first time, and from all the buzz & amazing art shows they've put together, we're very excited to be working with them. On that note we will also be presenting another art show with PARADIGM in October, but more on that later.

Since PARADIGM has limited space, we had to limit our number of artists in the show, but we do invite & encourage everyone to post & share your own depictions of these gigantic wonders here on the Autumn blog!

-Chogrin

Please read below for more details on this amazing show!


ABOUT THE AGE OF REPTILES
"Two hundred and forty five million years ago, the Permian extinction event also known as “The Great Dying” took place. It was the greatest mass extinction in earth’s history. With seventy percent of all life wiped out, the stage was set for “The Age of Reptiles.” In this Mesozoic Era reptiles saw the greatest amount of development, these advances would help them become the undisputed rulers of the planet.

Slow moving plant eaters, some weighing in at eighty tons, thundered across plains and trampled forests. Looking on from the shadows, with longing, hungry eyes and bone crushing teeth lurked super killers, scanning the herds for signs of weakness. Some would abandon terrestrial life and take to the skies on wings of skin, or slither into water to conquer the unforgiving seas. Horns, crests, armor, and tails ending in clubs or spikes were all adapted for protection in a world where death came quickly and in many forms.

Sixty six million years ago, in the Southern Hemisphere of North America, a meteorite slams into earth at sixty thousand miles per hour, turning night into day. It unleashes the light of a thousand suns as it vaporizes. Hot mud, dust and boulders are thrown hundreds of miles; waves rise up thousands of feet high and race towards coastlines. Shockwaves cause earthquakes, the horizon glows red as forests and animals burn. Those who survive these horrors face starvation as clouds of dust choke out the sun’s life giving light. The earth is dark.

Dinosaurs had ruled every niche of earth’s ancient landscape for one hundred and fifty million years, eight hundred times that of man. Perhaps that is the reason we are so intrigued by them. Their fossilized remains remind us of what can happen tomorrow.

This February The Autumn Society and Paradigm Gallery team up to bring you “The Age of Reptiles.” A showing of art dedicated to the biggest, baddest, meanest animals ever to inhabit the earth. The Dinosaurs."

 Curator

ABOUT PARADIGM GALLERY 
Paradigm Gallery + Studio seeks to provide an artistic space for both the visual and performing arts, with a focus on emerging Philadelphia-based artists, and to provide these artists with strong promotional support and individual attention. We strive to make art accessible to the whole community and to give artists freedom to transform space and make it their own. We hope to host events that also give crafts artists and emerging local businesses promotion opportunities.

ABOUT THE AUTUMN SOCIETY
The Autumn Society is a collective of Illustrators, Painters, Cartoonists, & Designers from around the world, that post & share their art regularly on www.theautumnsociety.com.

Art galleries, zines, coloring books, art books, comic conventions, and fundraisers, the Autumn Society will rise to any creative need or challenge.

2 comments:

Jaclyn Sinquett said...

Looks awesome!!!

Nose Go said...

Extremely excited for this!

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