Monday, November 30, 2009

Wild Things Prints Available

Prints still available from the Wild Things exhibit:

Monique Ligons:

Genuine OGs///Limited Edition Gilcee Print

Bird Reynolds:

Bad Joke "Chuckles" Print

The Incredible Long Necker Print

Puppies From Hell Print

The Fantastic Tim and Tom Print

Abra Cadavor, "The Mysterious Dovey" Print

The Amazing Cici Print

Bird Reynolds Shirts

Joe Leonard:

Silk Screen/Spraypaint Plexiglass Prints///Limited Edition of 10 for each print
$70 Each

Silk Screen/Spraypaint Vinyl Prints///Limited Edition of 10 for each print
$38 Each

For Purchasing information please call 215.978.5469


Visit the Toothless Cat Gallery at:
1050 N. Hancock St. (2nd and Girard)
#88 in the Piazza
Philadelphia PA

Wild Things Thank You

Just wanted to send out a thank you to everyone who came out to the WILD THINGS exhibit on the 21st. Between the Pabst, fire breathing, taxidermic anomalies, Bird's suit, and of course the artwork, the opening couldn't have been more successful. Check out some pictures of the event:

Bird Reynolds

Monique Ligons

Joe Leonard

The exhibition will be running up until January 1st. Come by if you weren't able to make it to the opening reception or want to see all the artwork again. Prints are available from Bird's series and Monique's painting, Genuine OGs. Joe Leonard still has some plexiglass and record prints available. Pictures and pricing of the prints to be posted soon.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Wild Things three person show this Saturday!!!!

The Toothless Cat gallery is please to announce Wild Things, a three- person exhibition featuring works by Monique Ligons, Bird Reynolds, and Joe Leonard. The singular bodies of work from each artist form a distinct anatomy that represents animals taking on human characteristics, particularly the explicit behaviors of gang violence, war and burlesque. Through the unique and distinctive voices of each artist, the exhibition reverberates a collective commentary on humanity and the “wild” emotions and actions we feel and choose. As satirical reflections of us, the exhibition has a complex dual tonality of mischief and glamour, highlighting the contrasts and contraditcitons in our natures.

Opening Reception November 21, 2009 6-10 pm!!!!

About The Artists:

Monique Ligons:

Philadelphia artist, Monique Ligons was destined from birth to be an artist- creativity flows through her veins. Drawing ever since she could hold a crayon, Monique was constantly encouraged by her mother to hone her talents. She began her formal creative education in 1989 after acceptance into the prestigious arts high school, CAPA. Ligons continued into the college level at the University of the Arts, where she received her BFA in Animation in 1997. Ligons' post-grad years were spent teaching animation at her alma mater and Animation Arts in N.J. She simultaneously freelanced as an animator, character designer and storyboard artist which she continues to do. Monique has had the privilege of working on a number of high profile projects- notably, Richard Linklater’s “Scanner Darkly”, the music video "I'm Impressed," for They Might Be Giants and Guitar Hero’s commercial for their handheld game. She has recently been sought after to produce cover art for C.O.P. magazines' international issue. Having only participated in a limited number of gallery exhibitions over the years, Monique's recent decision to actively pursue greater visibility in this arena has been welcomed with great enthusiasm and praise..

Bird Reynolds:

Philadelphia artist Bird Reynolds started his artistic pursuit by writing graffiti in the streets. His work has appeared on walls and within galleries such as Jinxed. Reynolds is mostly self- taught, having been in school for a brief time. He is also a re-known and sought after tattoo artist at Philadelphia Eddie’s Tattoo.

Joe Leonard:

Joe Leonard was born in Philadelphia in 1968. He studied painting at Temple University/ Tyler School of Art. After graduating from Tyler magna cum laude in 1992 he pursued an apprenticeship as tattoo artist. In 1995 Joe migrated to Santa Rosa California to open his own tattoo studio, Monkey Wrench. Showing both throughout the US and overseas. Joe continues to paint. In 2008 Snakeface Publishing released "Offerings from the Bloody Bucket," a book of 150 paintings that he had executed between 2003 and 2007.

This work has far exceeded our expectations! All artists will be in attendance at the opening. A night not to be missed!!! Look here for a preview of the work this week........

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

madlibs redux:

thanks to everyone who attended this past first friday's madlibs redux///paul's birthday party. here are some shots from the evening:

paul & jonathan levine who stopped by for the festivities.
buddy nestor & family
artists jason goldberg & tim o'hanlon
director erich wiess doing a madlib with paul.
dave HT weeks bartending.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

madlibs first friday!!!! (rain date.)

mastadon stopped by the gallery to see paul's work when they were in town to play & got a chance to finally see leviathan framed in its 200 lbs beast of a frame.

Thank you to everyone who braved the terrible weather to join us for tasty mini donuts and the awesome madlibs with paul romano on october 24! due to the weather being so terrible, we are hosting another madlibs event tomorrow night, november 6, from 5-9, (most likely later) with paul hosting another evening of his madlibs as well as celebrating his birthday!!!!! also, some of the work will be rotated to include new pieces, which, if you have already seen the show, are equally as epic and amazing.