Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Harold Hickenbottom And The Super Best Friend Monsters From Under The Bed!

Are YOU excited? I know WE'RE excited. Yes! 
This Friday marks the opening of Justin Lee's first show, starting at 7pm here at Argyle Fine Art. Come on by and bring your friends - there will be some nibblies on hand made by FOOD WOLF (ooh yum.) 

Justin has been engrossed with the life of Harold Hickenbottom (a fictional character which he's created) for the better part of 8 years now, and we're so glad to have a space where he can showcase the first workings in this series:
"Harold has been in my head, in different incarnations, for the past 8 years. It's finally nice to settle on one version of him and really explore that environment. Watercolors work to really convey and push forward the overall softness of the universe I want to create for this character. The watercolor's playful nature and vivid color help sell that softness while keeping it's audience engaged due to it's non-aggressive traits as a medium. They're warm and welcoming and not at all unpleasant and that's really what I envision with Harold: something we can all enjoy."