Robots! Who doesn’t love robots? Robots are so beloved by our society there’s even a term for it: Robromance. So wind yourself up for some deep love and big fun (and bring the kids and/or your fave geek for extra joy) when Coagula’s Mat Gleason curates Dave Pressler’s “A Very Robot Christmas” at Red Pipe Gallery, opening December 14 and running through January 4.
See Emmy-nominated Robot and Monster co-creator Pressler’s most massive sculpture to date: Revenge Bot! On exhibition, Pressler’s large and diverse body of work, ranging from paintings to vinyl collectible toys. This X-Mas Pop Up shop will be a treat for robot-lovers, art nerds and long-time Pressler fans alike. AN dwho doesn’t need a robot to help with your New Year’s resolution!
Pressler’s robots are expressive, tender, funny, ironic, and profound. Pressler brings his love of the absurd and strange to life with new robot works and choice prints, sculptures, clendars, tee-shirts, pens…
From 2pm to 5pm there’s a kid-friendly art show with music, games, balloons and surprises.
At the opening reception from 7pm to 11pm, “A Very Robot Christmas” features a grown-up robot obsessed focus with Dave Pressler’s immense portfolio including early works, new paintings, prints ,and sculptures.
Gleason’s rationale for the robot action?
I’m excited to curate this show as the built-in audience for Dave’s work gives me a chance to put gallery-going on their 2014 to-do list. The robots are perfect because they have a foundation Pop art but are also really portraiture, really archetypes of various elements of the human condition. There is a reduction to the highest common denominator among us and in that they are more sophisticated than a lot of the copycat contemporary art being churned out by the local MFA diploma mills.