The Greatest Kaiju Return to Guzu With Strange Beasts VII

Wall-to-wall Godzilla in the new show, opening tonight

Art by Billy Perkins
Brace yourself for the biggest Godzilla show at Guzu ever, as the collectibles store and gallery unleashes the king of the monsters in another gallery show of original prints and creations celebrating everyone's favorite chaos-wreaking kaiju.

Art by Robert Zavala
Art by Matt Frank
The seventh in the quasi-annual series of shows (check out some of the designs from the 2014 show) Strange Beasts VII: Godzilla vs the King opens tonight with a special opening reception running 7-10pm, and the works will remain on display and available for purchase through Nov. 6.

This will be the gallery's first in-person launch party since the beginning of the pandemic, but if you can't make it in person, or still aren't comfortable with crowds (or you're just nervous that this may be the time that the Big Guy finally turns up to check out all these portraits), then everything will also be on sale via their online store,

The show contains original art from 23 fans of the unlikely savior of humanity doing what he does best (romping, stomping, and emmiting radioactive blasts). It's a selection of some old favorites from prior shows and new additions that highlight Austin's panoply of rising SF and monster-tastic artists including:

Kyle Armstrong
Patrick Carroll
Kevin T. Chin
Daddy Otis
The Death Head
Rhandi Fisher
Mel Garcia
The Ghost
Killian Glenn
Craig Holloway
Stacey Miller
Tessa Morrison
Billy Perkins
Chet Phillips
Plägue Hälen
Francisco Salinas
Mark Skelton
Dan Wolff
Robert Zavala

And of course Austin's own king of the monsters, Matt Frank.

Strange Beasts VII: Godzilla vs the King, Sept. 30-Nov. 6 at Guzu Gallery, 5000 N. Lamar. Opening night reception, 7-10pm, Sept. 30.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More by Richard Whittaker
Wrecking Mansions and Perfecting Accents With <i>Abigail</i>’s Directors
Wrecking Mansions and Perfecting Accents With Abigail’s Directors
Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin take a bite out of vampires

April 20, 2024

Earth Day, Record Store Day, and More Recommended Events
Earth Day, Record Store Day, and More Recommended Events
Go green in a number of ways this week

April 19, 2024


Guzu Gallery, Godzilla

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Keep up with happenings around town

Kevin Curtin's bimonthly cannabis musings

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle