Two of the more famous members of the art collective known as the Poster Posse, Marko Manev and Matt Ferguson, will be featured in “Influences” an Exhibition at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn. The “Influences” featured are formative artistic, and of course, trend setting classic films.
Influences by Marko Manev and Matt Ferguson, opens at 7 p.m. February 28 at the Bottleneck Gallery, 60 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York. It’ll remain on display until March 7. Get specifics at www.bottleneckgallery.com. Also, there will be a special online preview at 8 p.m. February 27 on the site. Follow @BottleneckNYC for more.
I remember when I was a kid playing with my G.I.Joes, there were always two scenarios. One was that they were in a huge ship, without guns, trapped with an alien, the other was that they were in a jungle hunted by a predator that they couldn’t see. So doing a piece for 'The Predator' really took me back to those days…
The rest of the pieces for the show will also be from some of my favorite movies from my childhood that had a huge impact on me… hence the title, “Influences”.
“After a long brainstorming process we came up with the idea of INFLUENCES. A show about the films and TV that made us who we are today. So my selection of art is all inspired by things I was obsessed with as a child. I used to love having themed birthdays and a lot of those movies factored heavily in that, either a specific film we would go see that I fell in love with or a toy I got that sparked my imagination. I remember vividly watching Jurassic Park when I was 10 and wanting to know how they did it, this led to a fascination with special effects and specifically Steven Spielberg films. I still have my “making of” book which had so much cool behind the scenes stuff in it. Anyway I realized that ILM and Amblin were responsible for a sizable portion of the films I loved, it just boggled my mind how cool all that stuff was, and that’s what I wanted to do with this show… make art that made me remember how I felt watching those films.” – Matt Ferguson