"Boss Battle (Godzilla vs. King Kong)" by Chet Phillips, 16" x 13" Giclee
Welcome to the year of Godzilla. As the world quakes before the giant beast's new movie, Guzu Gallery will be hosting a second show dedicated to the mightiest kaiju of all.
Strange Beasts 2: A Tribute to the King is a sequel to their 2013 show celebrating the ultimate Japanese wrecking machine. This latest show includes new prints and original pieces by Godzilla: Rulers of Earth artist Matt Frank, Martin Hsu and Eric and Vincent Torres, aka Half-Human, plus a special new sculpture from Jason Vines.
The ground begins to quake under Guzu with a special opening night reception this Friday, March 28, 7-10pm, with a kaiju-themed DJ set by Larvae and a special exhibition from Frank's own enormous collection of kaiju collectibles.
The new movie, designed to renew the fear of the terrible monster for a new generation, will be released on May 16 (read our report on the first full footage, shown at SXSW, here.) Just to get your brain mutating in time, We've got six teaser images from the Guzu show: You've already seen Chet Philips' "Boss Battle (Godzilla vs. King Kong)" at the top of the page, and here's five more epic monster-on-monster conflicts:
"The Monster Inside (Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla)" by Matt Frank, 24" x36" screen print
" Tokyo Titans (Godzilla vs. Gamera & Ultraman)" by Half-Human (Eric & Vincent Torres), 18" x 24", seven color screen print
"Oh My God... (Godzilla vs. Garamon)" by Cody Schibi, 24"x18", ink on bristol board
"Off With His Head! (Godzilla vs. Khadlöck)" Jason Vines, 3' x 2', mixed media sculpture
"Dragon Boy vs. Junior (Baby Godzilla vs. Dragon Boy)" by Martin Hsu, 24" x 18", four color screen print
Strange Beasts 2: A Tribute to the King runs March 28-May 6 at Guzu Gallery, 5000 N. Lamar. RSVP for the opening night reception, 7-10pm, via Facebook.
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