|Diego Mireles, Medicine Dude|
The bookstore is split into two sections. On the left side you have a plethora of books to chose from as well as a table full of zines. There is thin wall that divides the store straight down the middle which, has the Monster Show Six announcement hanging from it and to the right is the gallery space. The gallery consists of a concrete floor that is stained with hints of color, three white walls, and a single vertical line of fluorescent lights on the ceiling (unlike your usual track lighting in galleries). The space is small but comfortable and the music selection of jazz and instrumental music playing in the store fits well with the work.
The above piece by Diego Mireles an artist that is as mythical as his work in which information about the artist is hard to come by. I was able to find an article on Mireles at Bleach Online that covers an intriguing interview with the artist. The following photo is another piece of Mireles's work but is not in the show. I just wanted to include another image of his work because of the curiosity sparked in me by seeing the above piece at Domy Books.
|Jamie Panzer, Wurst Nose Ever|
|Jeremy Burks, Goddamned Gorgon|
Another 2-dimensional piece with 3-dimensional form is artist Jeremy Burks. Burks actually has more than one piece from the above series showing at Domy. I love the use of his limited color palette and strange subject matter combined with the idea of painting on a log.
Overall, the Monster Show Six at Domy features a large group of interesting artist themed around well you guessed it.... MONSTERS! The small space and vibe of the store makes for a great must see show. The show opened October 28th and will be up until December 8th and I strongly recommend stopping by for an inspiring monster filled event.