My Plastic Heart Vinyl Toy Boutique and Art Gallery is currently hosting a small but fun exhibit by artist Ken Keirns, featuring a selection of oil paintings as well as sculptures, toys and mixed media pieces, many of which feature monkeys or other pop culture icons/references. Keirns’ work mixes pop art with classic portraiture infused with a serious side of humor. Here are a few pieces you’ll see in the show:
“A Force To Be Reckoned With” By Ken Keirns
“King For a Day (TGIF)”
“Rawk” (Oil Paint on 8-Track Cassette)
“Sesame Street Walker”
All of the art is for sale and prices range from $300 to $1200, so this might be a good opportunity to add a Ken Keirns original work to your collection !
Monkey in the Middle is on exhibit through July 17, 2011 at My Plastic Heart, Located at 210 Forsythe Street just below Houston. Store Hours are Tuesday – Saturday Noon -7 PM and Sunday Noon -5PM.
Starting Monday, November 15, Formula Werks’ featured T-Shirt of the Week is the Ken Keirns’ designed Terry: Patron Saint of 80’s Metal – which will be available to purchase for one week only. I have to confess that a shirt called “Terry, Patron Saint of 80s Metal” is particularly hilarious to me, as I know a guy named Terry who is quite passionate, if highly elitist, about his own musical taste, and he certainly never misses a chance to take a dump on my great love of 80s Metal, even if he has to go way off topic for the opportunity. Irony! These shirts feature “Terry” the horned goat throwing metal and looking ready to rock in his skull-emblazoned shirt and long black trench coat. Metal! Terry’s T-shirt comes in your choice of back or blood red, in a variety of styles and sizes to fit every member of your head banging family. Assuming “one week” means the sale ends on Sunday, November 21, you’d better act fast to get one of these awesome shirts for just $25. Click HERE to purchase!