Tag Archives: MF Gallery

Open Call to Artists: Dave Brockie of GWAR Memorial Art Show

GWAR Full Band
Image Source

March 23rd, 2014 marked the untimely and tragic death of Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus of the band GWAR. On Saturday May 3rd, MF Gallery is hosting a special memorial art show dedicated to this legendary artist. Dave collaborated many times with MF Gallery, from his solo show / performance piece in 2004 to GWAR’s Crack-a-thon in 2010 and 2011 and numerous group shows throughout the years.

This is an open call to all artists who want to memorialize the Universe’s Greatest Scumdog, or the man behind the mask. MF Gallery will accept all submissions representing GWAR/ Oderus/ Brockie, as long as they are received by April 25th. Interested artists should email info@mfgallery.net for mailing address and more details.

The Opening Party, on Saturday May 3rd (7-10pm) will be a cash & carry sale, with one third of the proceeds going to The Dave Brockie Foundation. Art from the show will be available for viewing and purchasing online at: MF Gallery DB Memorial.

Donations can also be made directly to The Dave Brockie Foundation at: This Link.

Special party events and further details to come. Admission is free and open to all ages. Artists, fans and friends of GWAR / Dave are all invited to come see the show and celebrate this great man’s life with MF Gallery!

MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond St. in Brooklyn, NY. Take the F or G train to Bergen St. The A or C to Hoyt/Schermehorn or the R to Union. For more information, contact Martina Secondo Russo at (917)446-8681 or info@MFgallery.net.

Stranamore: A Show of Deranged Erotic Art at Brooklyn’s MF Gallery

Vintage Hustler Magazine Cover By Dwaine Tinsley (All Photos By Geoffrey Dicker, Click On Images to Enlarge for Detail)

Let’s be honest: no one likes to leave Manhattan. But it’s always worth a trip on the subway and a short walk through scenic Brooklyn to check out a new show at the MF Gallery. Owned and operated by super cool artist couple Martina and Frank Russo, MF specializes in art with an edge, and that is certainly apparent with their latest exhibit, entitled Stranamore – Italian for “Strange Love” – which opened last night.

“Cousin It’s Sister: The Stripper,” Ink Pen on Paper, Framed Cut Out, By Greg Maillard

Subtitled as “A Show of Deranged Erotic Art,” Stranamore gathers more than two dozen diverse works including a limited edition giclee from John John Jesse (still hot from his recent solo show at Soho’s Opera Gallery), Drawings by Kembra Pfahler of The Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black, Classic Hustler Magazine cartoons by Dwaine Tinsley, Queer Punk Sculptures by Fernando Carpaneda, Horror Pinups by Greg Maillard, Psychedelic Chicks by Frank Russo, Perverse Drawings by Dave Brockie of GWAR and more deranged erotica by Jonathan Zeh, Riot Queer, Drew Maillard, Martina Secondo Russo and others.

Three Works By Drew Maillard Includes Two Highly Detailed Works on Scratchboard

As always, MF keeps the artwork affordable with many pieces selling in the $200 range. MF has also added an area at the back of the gallery where they display their art merchandise for sale, including original toys, T-shirts and Frank’s own line of Monster Faces Trading Cards. Very fun!

Stranamore, A Show of Deranged Erotic Art will be on Exhibit through August 21, 2011 by appointment only. Contact Martina or Frank at (917)446-8681 or email: info@MFgallery.net to make an appointment to see the show. The MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond Street in Brooklyn, New York (from Manhattan it’s an easy ride on the A Train to Hoyt/Schermerhorn Streets, then walk 8 blocks straight up Bond Street).

MF Gallery Presents the 2010 Toys Show Exhibit!

For the eighth year in a row, MF Gallery proudly presents a Holiday Season Art Show of hand-made Designer Toys. The pieces in this show are produced in very limited quantities by some of today’s top Underground Artists. Each item is a one-of-a-kind work of art, making them highly sought after collectibles. These toys make great unique gifts, because no two are exactly alike! Most of the items in this show are priced between $10 and $100, making them affordable to all collectors. Not sure what to buy for that friend of yours who has everything? Want to get yourself something extra special this Holiday Season? Why not pick up a collectable Art Toy from The 2010 MF Toys Show? Or you can also get some spinning toy to pass time from Top9rated fidget list, is really fun.

“Blibby” Plush By Jenny Harada

This year’s show includes pieces by: MF Toys, Jennybird Alcantara, Christine Benjamin, Sheri Debow, Jacqui Gallant, Heather Gargon, Jenny Harada, Moses Jaen, Abe Lincoln Jr., Enrico Macchiavello, Drew Maillard, Matt Maguire, Angie Mason, Bianca Panzram, Julie Pinzur, Veronika Rabinovich, Carisa Swenson and many others!

“Make Of Our Hearts One Heart” Doll by Sheri Debow

The 2010 MF Toys Show will be open by appointment only until Thursday December 23rd. You can contact Martina or Frank at (917)446-8681 or email info@MFgallery.net for an appointment, questions or press inquiries. The toys in the show can also be viewed and purchased online at MF Gallery Dot Net and can be shipped anywhere in the world in time for Christmas!

MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond Street (Between Butler and Baltic Streets) in Brooklyn, NY. Take the F or G to Bergen, (Exit at Bergen and Smith, walk 2 blocks east on Bergen. Turn right on Bond. Walk south on Bond for 3 blocks), the A to Hoyt/ Schermerhorn, (Exit at Schermerhorn and Bond. Walk South on Bond for 8 blocks), or the R to Union. (Exit at Union and 4th Ave. Walk west on Union for 3 blocks. Turn Right on Bond. Walk North on Bond for 4 blocks.)

Must See Art: I Need Your Skull!

“Urrrr” By John Russo ($130) (All Photos By Geoffrey Dicker)

Readers who recall the joys of Skull Week, which we celebrated here on the Worley Gig back in October of 2008, know that we love skulls! Right now, Brooklyn’s MF Gallery is featuring a truly unique exhibit called I Need Your Skull and, as you might infer from the title, it is a collection of skull-themed art that will knock your socks off.

“Winged Skull” By Annie Aube ($400)

From Soft, plush skull sculptures that look and feel downright cuddly to needlepoint skulls to wood cuts, triptychs and traditional paintings on canvas, the diversity represented by the 30 plus international artists who contributed to this exhibit surely means there is something for everyone! Since MF’s hours are by appointment only, co-owner Martina Russo, who operates the gallery with her husband Frank (they are both artists) was kind enough to open the gallery on a Sunday afternoon so Geoffrey and I could enjoy the skulls and thus share them with you.

“My Flame Broiled Skull” By Lance Laurie ($350)

All proceeds from the sales of Skull artworks will be going towards purchase of a custom constructed 20 foot tall fiberglass skull, which will adorn the front of the gallery building. I see a ton of contemporary art and I must say that these works are very reasonably priced (most under $500). Please help MF Gallery realize its dream!

Partial Gallery Shot, Click Image to Enlarge

I Need Your Skull will be on display through June 20, 2010 at the MF Gallery, located at 213 Bond Street in Brooklyn (Take the F Train from Manhattan). If you can’t make it to Brooklyn, you can also see the art and make purchases through MF’s website at this link.