PITTSBURGH – Zombo Gallery, Pittsburgh’s home for hip
lowbrow art, announces the second solo exhibit by local artist
Nathan Mazur; Mini Monsters and Tiny Terrors… a collection of
pint-sized paintings, opening October 3rd, 2009.
Mini Monsters and Tiny Terrors is an exhibit of miniature
paintings (2” by 3”) of monsters, ghouls, cryptids and other
things that go bump in the night. The subjects for the exhibit
were collected from myths, legends, folklore, literature, and
film. All are rendered in the artist’s seemingly innocent,
saccharine-colored, cartoon style.
Mazur is no stranger to working on a miniature scale. His previous
solo show at the Zombo Gallery, “Wee Beasties”, was a
collection of 50 tiny paintings of invertebrates, completed in the
span of about two weeks. Having a life-long obsession with
anything deemed scary or creepy, along with a lot of leftover
miniature canvases from his previous show, gave birth to the idea
of rendering diminutive monstrous forms in acrylic paint.
Monsters and Tiny Terrors runs from October 3rd through October 16th, 2009 at the Zombo Gallery,
located at 4900 Hatfield St. in Lawrenceville. Opening reception
is Saturday, October 3rd at 6pm . Pieces will be available for sale
online the following day at www.scaredofbees.com/minimonsters/minimonsters.htm.
The gallery hours are Fridays, 5pm-7:30pm. Additional hours by
appointment. For more information on Zombo Gallery, please call
Nathan Mazur is a cartoonist and animator from western PA. His
work has been described as everything from cute and funny, to
somewhat unnerving. He is probably best known for his work with
musician Parry Gripp, creating animated videos for the web such as
“Do You Like Waffles”, “Up Butt Coconut” and “NomNomNomNomNomNomNom”.
His clients include American Greetings, Carnegie Mellon
University, Disney Television, Neatorama.com as well as many other
smaller companies, independent filmmakers, and private
commissions. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of
Illustrators and serves on the advisory board for The Toonseum,
Pittsburgh’s museum of cartoon art. To find out more about
Nathan Mazur’s work, please visit www.scaredofbees.com.