What's happening big tomorrow and guess who's back in town? New York-based artist Tara McPherson returns to Manila on February 8-9 which is brought to you by Vinyl on Vinyl and Fully Booked.Known for her characters showcasing an idealized innocence with hard-earned wisdom glinting in their eyes, the artist whose body of work is generally themed on people and relationships result to distinctively thought-provoking and seductive images.
McPherson exhibits her paintings and serigraphs in fine art galleries all over the world. Named the crown princess of poster art by ELLE Magazine, she has created numerous gig posters for acts like Beck, Greenday, Faith No More, Rilo Kiley, and the Melvins. She has also created toys for companies like Kidrobot, Dark Horse, and Toy2R; painting comics and covers for DC Vertigo; advertising and editorial illustrations for companies such as Wyden+Kennedy and Spin Magazine. McPherson also teaches at Parsons in New York.
Her work has appeared in the graphic novel Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall. She also did the cover of Bridget Jones’s Diary for the Penguin Tattoo series. Soon, Dark Horse took notice and her first book, Lonely Heart: the Art of Tara McPherson, was subsequently published. This was followed by Lost Constellations; The Art of Tara McPherson Vol II.
McPherson believes in creating art inspired by people and their odd ways.
This time, McPherson unveils her third book Bunny in the Moon for the very first time.
Fully Booked will prepare two dialog/books signings: one at the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, which will take place on February 8, 2012 (Wednesday) from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the SDA Cinema 12/F SDA Campus; the other will be at the University of the Philippines Diliman (U.P.) on February 9, 2012 (Thursday) from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at the U.P. College of Fine Arts Corridor Gallery.
The culminating event will take place during Vinyl on Vinyl’s second anniversary celebration, where McPherson will exhibit her original art and unveil a special Toy release, Lucius and Mountains, inspired by her legendary Melvins poster.
For more information, visit the Fully Booked website: www.fullybookedonline.com and the Vinyl on Vinyl blog - vinylonvinyl.blogspot.com.