Championed and popularized by magazines like Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose, the movement produced such stars as Mark Ryden and Robert Williams, earning some measure of acceptance in the mainstream art world along the way without completely giving up its outsider status. Bailey’s Octopoda show puts work from fifteen of these artists, including well-known names such as Camilla d’Errico, Brian Despain and Caia Koopman, on display for a sampling of what the movement offers. “I picked a lot of it, and a lot of it’s kind of trippy and a lot of female [images]. It’s all very high-energy. It’s all literal; there’s not going to be anything that’s abstract,” Bailey says.
The show opens tonight with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. at Love Gallery, 570 Inca Street, and runs through March 29; admission is free. For more information, visit benjaminbenjamin.tumblr.com.
First Wednesday-Sunday of every month. Starts: March 5. Continues through March 29, 2014