My hand-painted David Bowie "Life Mask"- made from a real-life plaster cast of his face
from the film "The Man Who Fell to Earth.
The Man who fell to Earth: A Tribute in Art
Opens this Sat April 30 from 7pm - 12am
at Gamut Gallery in Minneapolis, MN.
"David Bowie inspired the world. He was more than a musician, he was creative genius. Not only did he bring to us Ziggy Stardust and the Goblin King, he pioneered a music genre that has proven to be timeless, and has manifested into our global pop culture lexicon.
Upon the news of his passing, we all mourned as one. He was a hero, a saint, a trend setter and icon. There will always be a Bowie sized hole in our collective spirit. So Louisa Greenstock decided it was time the artists of the TC had a chance to pay our respects, and honor him through our work.
Louisa called me (Erin Sayer) and we got together to brainstorm ideas for a show. We watched the documentary 'Cracked Actor', which shows Bowie getting his life mask cast. We searched online for one of these masks, and found one in the UK. I ordered it and made a mold and cast 30 more, and we have curated an incredible lineup of artists to create their designs on these masks.
The artists are also creating other works related to Bowie, whether it be portraits, depictions of his albums of songs or movies. Over 20 artists are coming together to celebrate one of our generation's greatest creative instigators: David Bowie."
One night only!
Venus De Mars (TC's own 'Bowie') will be playing and spinning Bowie tunes.
$5.00 donation at the door for the Angel Foundation and their efforts to helps families affected by cancer.
Louisa Greenstock (Curator)
Erin Sayer (Curator)
Amanda Downs Chaplain
Venus De Mars
Nate Vincent Szklarski