Later this month, Philly welcomes a whimsical solo art show by rising star Yis “NoseGo” Goodwin! You may know him as the 2012 Geek Award winner for “Best Visual Artist,” or as the illustrator behind adorable top-rated iOS game Catball Eats It All, or simply as the artist whose fanciful and chaotic murals have adorned shop displays, music venues or unsuspecting walls near you.
The James Oliver Gallery will hosts its first solo exhibition of 2013, Goodwin’s “Colossal The Small” from March 30 to May 4. So head to the 7th and Chestnut gallery for a showing of the artist’s imaginative composite works mixing realistic animals, cartoons and abstract, colorful characters.
Says the show teaser: “His paintings are seemingly spontaneous, featuring…characters interacting in visually alluring combinations. Although the artist mixes realism, illustration, as well as street and pop art, his works flow together as if the viewer were in a strange yet wonderful dream. Goodwin’s creations transport the viewer into a world all his own that is often difficult to walk out of.”
We’re pleased to have met this talented guy and can’t help but get excited every time he posts a new commission piece (speaking of, did you see his recent work for Nickelodeon?). Remember us little geeks when you’re off being famous, ok Yis?
Regular hours at James Oliver Gallery are 5-8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and Saturdays noon to 8 p.m. or by appointment. An opening reception will kick things off on Saturday, March 30 from 6-10 p.m.