Photos: Dinosaur-Obsessed Art Show Invades Beverly Hills
Over the summer, Steve Lazarides' temporary gallery in Beverly Hills has seen a variety of work -- from David Choe's take on L.A. to street artists taking on the city and nude performance art to Jonathan Yeo's Porn in the U.S.A.. Now, in the last show the gallery will see, comes something completely opposite. It's obsessive, commercial-like, kiddish and a lot of fun.
Running through August 26th, UK Artist Jay Jay Burridge's first solo exhibition "When Superstars Ruled the World" repackages industrial materials into life-size dinosaurs accompanied by walls filled with dino-themed art like shoes, paintings, crochet and other objects. This brand of art makes sense if you know something about Burridge -- he's the classic 70's kid raised on Star Wars, Atari and Lego.
“I recently rediscovered some simple tricks that I developed whilst working on the TV show and coupeled this with production values gained form time spent as a commershial artist," he once said about his approach to art. "These have enabled me to simply fold, twist and stick together just 2 basic materials into huge dinosaurs.”
About on thousand people showed up to last night's private opening, including Gordon Ramsey, Steve Jones and Gavin Rossdale. The gallery is open to the public daily from noon to 8 p.m. It's located at 320 N. Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills.