CEPA Gallery is pleased to present T-Shirt on TV an exhibition by John Overton Burns, Erich Haneberg, and Dan Carey at CEPA’s Big Orbit Project Space.
T-shirt on TV depicts the influence of pop culture on the works of artists John Overton Burns, Dan Carey and Erich Haneberg. All three artists use 1980’s iconography as the subject matter in their vibrant, quirky and somewhat comical salutes to TV personalities, game shows and movies.
John Overton Burns is a draftsman, painter and sculptor whose work is centered on the game show Wheel of Fortune and his apparent appreciation of the work of Vanna White. He creates paper sculptures of the spinning wheel and drawings of the game show’s studio set. Also Included in the exhibit are his small-scale sculptures of toilets, of which he has created a vast number in the last decade.
Dan Carey is a painter who creates portraits of 1980’s TV personalities that include local news anchors and casts of popular TV shows such as The A Team, Rockford Files and The Greatest American Hero. He recently collaborated with Julian Montague on an exhibit of works based on the sitcom Barney Miller.
Erich Haneberg is a painter. The T-shirt paintings he created for this exhibit represent his favorite television shows and movies, including Star Wars, The Golden Girls and The Dating Game. Also included in the exhibit will be Erich’s painted cardboard box sculptures that display references to ceiling fans and video games.
Please join us on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 8pm – 11pm at our Big Orbit Project Space for an opening reception with the artists. The exhibition will be on view through May 31, 2015. Presented in conjunction with Autism Services, this event and exhibition is free and open to the public.