Our last collaboration with Mondo debuted a few years ago at SXSW and was super fun, so we’re so excited to announce another Disney-themed Mondo show! “Never Grow Up: A Disney Art Show” kicks off with two events, free and open to the public. The opening night reception will be held Friday, April 28 from 3:00-10:00 p.m. and the show will run during regular gallery hours through May 13. We have a special look at some of the pieces from the show:
Mondo X Cyclops Print Works Print #04: 101 Dalmatians by Jonathan Burton
“I think that 101 Dalmatians is the most beautiful of the Disney films, principally as it was the first time they used the artists’ original line drawings in the final cells through the process of the copy machine,” said artist Jonathan Burton. “The line work is sketchy, the color misaligned and it makes for a style full of life. My poster pays tribute to this, and in particular the rough production drawings of Disney’s Ken Anderson who himself was inspired by Ronald Searle.”
Mondo X Cyclops Print Works Print #05: Aladdin by Matt Taylor
“I think Aladdin is peak modern Disney, so having the chance to do my own take on it is pretty much a dream project,” said artist Matt Taylor. “I wanted to try and incorporate some classical Arabian styling and decoration into the piece, but I think the most enjoyable part was getting to draw that Genie busting out of the lamp. The first Mondo/Disney show was one of my all time favorites that they have thrown, and I’d been hoping that they’d go back to the well. I’ve got one wish granted now, better figure out what to do with the other two …”
Mondo X Cyclops Print Works Print #06: Big Hero 6 by Ken Taylor
“Watching a Disney movie together with my kids is amazing, but making artwork for one of their favorite films takes it to the next level,” said artist Ken Taylor. “Big Hero 6 is my eldest daughters favorite, and I love so much about this film. The story is super fun but its the city that gets me in – the opportunity to draw San Fransokyo has been a blast and one of the best film poster experiences I have had. Hopefully folks dig it as much as I do.”
“On our list of dream opportunities, hosting another Disney gallery show was always near the top,” said Mondo Co-Founder and Creative Director Mitch Putnam. “Luckily, Cyclops came through and granted our wish. This time around, we’ve got some new artists in the mix, some new titles, and overall, just a different vibe from the first show. We can’t wait for you to see what we’ve put together. It’s pretty special.”
Full artist list: Martin Ansin, Marc Aspinall, Oliver Barrett, Florian Bertmer, Jonathan Burton, Becky Cloonan, Nicolas Delort, Craig Drake, Joe Dunn, Laurent Durieux, Mark Englert, James Flames, Brandon Holt, Josh Holtsclaw, Rich Kelly, Dan McCarthy, César Moreno, Randy Ortiz, Dave Perillo, Phantom City Creative, Paul Pope, JC Richard, Jessica Seamans, Benson Shum, Stan & Vince, Matt Taylor, Ken Taylor, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Tom Whalen, and Teagan White.
Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe Street in Austin, TX.