Turtle Wayne is coming to Daniel Rolnik Gallery this Saturday.
On 10/17/15 from 7pm - 11pm Turtle Wayne will be at Daniel Rolnik Gallery (1431 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401)
Origins of the show:
Like most people, I found Turtle Wayne's art through Instagram and now it makes me happy to see it in my feed everyday. He uses his signature turtle character to tell stories from life, like the nostalgia of pink bubble tape dispensers to the reality of sitting alone with your iPhone waiting for someone you love to text you back. In fact, every human emotion is reflected in his drawings, which will make you obsessed with the world around you.
I drove up to Northern California to curate his art for the show. At his studio, I had the rare opportunity to see the original drawings, which he had neatly organized in hockey puck containers. There were thousands of choices and I narrowed it down to 7 originals as well as a selection of 250 different drawings that we published as prints for this show. Sticker sheets, shirts, paintings and books will also be available at the opening reception. Which, is by the way, the only night to get anything signed.
While in Northern California, Turtle Wayne and I also developed an act involving art and comedy. Attendees of the opening reception will get to experience this performance before we take it on tour early next year.
About Turtle Wayne:
Turtle Wayne is an artist from Union City, CA who received his B.A. in Studio Art from UC Davis ('01) and his M.A in Multimedia from CSUEB ('05).
He has painted murals inside Facebook and DropBox as well as the garage at Art Attacks! which is seen by thousands of people everyday because of it's proximity to the Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, CA.
Daniel Rolnik Gallery is located at 1431 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
We are on Ocean Ave between Santa Monica Blvd and Broadway Blvd.
FREE PARKING is available in the Santa Monica public parking lots on 2nd street, which are only a few blocks from the gallery.
Uber or Lyft to the gallery.
NEW ARTWORK IN BY: Casey Gray (San Francisco, CA), Taylor Loftin (Memphis, TN), Betsy Stout (Bloomington, IN), and Lars Roeder (Corpus Christi, TX).