“Icons, Lunatics, Weirdos & Everything In Between”, is a collection of artworks by eccentric artist Brian A. Bernhard.
This exhibition includes a selection of original artworks from several different series, as well as a couple of rogue pieces which will be premiering for the first time ever in any public exhibition.
Series 01: The Literary Icons – Selections from this series include weird portraits of Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain & Mary Shelley.
Series 02: The Visionary Series – Selections from this series include weird portraits of David Bowie & Prince.
Series 03: In Protest – In these surreal political times, as an artist it’s almost impossible to not dip ones toes into the conversation. Selections from this series include “History Repeats Itself” & “The Angry Orange Goiter Monster”.
Series 04: Pop-culture Remix – This series is all about inspiration and influence. Sometimes, an artist just wants to have fun and pay homage to the creative works of pop-culture which have influences his or her creative flow. The selections of work featured from this series include artworks inspired by: Star Trek, The Big Lebowski, Halloween & Beetlejuice.
Other works which have been selected for this exhibition are: “The Weirdo” (a self portrait), “Lords of the Ocean” (A tribute to the undersea life of San Pedro), and “Krampus Night” (An ancient central European folklore-inspired artwork).
This exhibition will be on display in the Altadena Library from Wednesday, January 9th until Thursday, February 28th.
There will be a reception and presentation by the artist on February 12th from 7pm – 9pm. The artist will discuss the inspiration and process behind the selected works and field any questions about the artwork anyone may have. We will also have some light refreshments.
Posters, prints and other selected merchandise from the artist will also be available for purchase on the night of the reception only, and he will be available to sign stuff for ya.
The Altadena Library is located at:
600 East Mariposa Steet, Altadena, CA 91001, Altadena, CA 91001