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Opening this FRIDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 28th is my two-man show at Gallery 1988: Venice gallery with fellow Deviant Artist Tom Whalen. All the prints were inspired by shows and movies from the 80's and done in the style of vintage travel posters. If ya live in the LA area you should check it out, the prints will be available on the gallery's site after the opening.

Around the World in an 80's Daze: a collection of new screenprints by Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo
show opening: friday, september 28, 2012
location: gallery 1988, 214 pier avenue, santa monica, CA 90405
opening reception: 7–10PM
  • Mood: Excited


Dave Perillo
United States
Dave Perillo was born in 1974, the same year Wham-O introduced the Slip N’ Slide…coincidence? In 1st grade, Dave revealed in his autobiography “Me Book”, that when he grew up he would like to be Ziggy. This ambition was deflated by 2nd grade when he realized that A) Ziggy is not real, B) Ziggy is completely bald, and C) Ziggy wears no pants. While the thought of going throughout life sans pants was somewhat appealing he decided to pursue his second choice, a career in art. Dave draws inspiration for his work from many of the following sources: 1950’s Sci-Fi Movies, Charles Schultz, Jim Flora, Ray Harryhausen, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Henson, Hanna Barbera, The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock & Character Advertising Icons. Dave currently resides in the burbs of Philly, works as an illustrator, believes that bowling is the sport of kings and a bag of Swedish Fish is a seafood dinner.

Current Residence: philly burbs
Favourite genre of music: ska
Favourite photographer: my wife
Favourite style of art: Pop Art
Operating System: Mac OS10
MP3 player of choice: Nano
Shell of choice: Smucker's Magic Shell
Wallpaper of choice: anything with robots fighting unicorns
Skin of choice: Potato
Favourite cartoon character: Twinkie the Kid
Personal Quote: "Carrots, nature's potato."

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Phraggle Apr 3, 2014   General Artist
You're an inspiration. ( and 1974 was a good year ) :nod:
I could easily favorite every work here. So good. So fun.      :iconmnrthumbsupplz:   
frantik Nov 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I adore your work.  You ever thought about doing a piece based on MST3K?
I have done MST3K, it's in my gallery here…
frantik Nov 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
How'd I miss that one?
Thanks for letting me know, I love it. 

I've always been a Mike fan (no disrespect to Joel)
Crimson-Werecat Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
holy shit, your art is amazing!!!
Nini-Syllestial Oct 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hi ! It's me Trenita from the Pittsburgh Comicon (Birthday Girl and First Table Ever) Just stopping by to say hello!
Hi Trenita, Nice meeting you at the show. Hope your first con was a good one and you end up doing more.
acla13 Jul 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
:iconbdayfireworks1plz::iconbdayfireworks2plz:  :party: :music: :dance: :iconcelebration1plz::iconcelebration2plz: :iconyaayplz: 
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