It is with great privilege that I can finally announce a ridiculous art show that I collaborated on with talented painter Bruce White called “Velvetmania.” It truly is spectacular.
Through some magical skill of persuasion that I still don’t understand, I was able to convince Bruce to create a show idea I had - to paint over 35 BLACK VELVET portraits of my favorite old school wrestlers from the 80’s and 90’s, and now the world can see them all in person. Working with Bruce to carefully choose the subjects may have been one of the most exciting experiences I’ve yet to achieve artistically. Imagine my expression when I got to ask him, “Can you Google Giant Gonzalez?” It opens THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, at G1988 (West), from 7-10 PM, and the artist will be in attendance. Each piece is more stunning than the next, capturing the era and personality of each larger than life wrestler perfectly. You won’t know whether to laugh or compare it to the Mona Lisa. From the world renown to the obscure, Bruce & I made sure to depict every legend of the squared circle.
I would love to see you this Friday night at 7308 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles, as even after 10 years of owning a gallery, this may just be the show most connected to my terrible mind - and all produced by the genius Bruce White, widely regarded as the world’s premiere black velvet painter.
SEE YOU THERE. DON’T BE DUMB AND MISS THIS.
Friday is going to be SO DOPE!
Anonymous asked: Hey Mike, when are you coming back to Toronto?
When I get INVITED!
gagelocked asked: Hey Mike, lately you've become one of my favorite channels, plus I cant stop listening to the podcasts!! I was wondering your thoughts on a problem im facing... I'm currently a first year Psych student but I want to go into film. I'm considering changing majors but my parents flipped because I would have spent 2 years in Psych before going into Film. I'm not sure what to do or if I REALLY want a career in Film, its just something that's always interested me, what would you suggest? :S
Honestly, I would finish the Psych if there is still a part of you that still loves it. Why not right? That’s an AMAZING plan B to have in your back pocket.
Anything you want to know about film can be learned on your own time, outside of school. HANDS ON experience is best. Do research! Figure out which areas of film excite you most and speak to people in the film industry right now.
gluf asked: As a dude who is currently growing out his hair, any tips about battling the inevitable mid-stage awfulness? Also how long did it take you to get to the length you are at now?
No tips. Just deal with it. Awkward things are only as awkward as you make them. If you don’t feel awkward it’s not…flat out.
Every day your hair is a little bit further out of the mid-stage.