On Saturday, May 3, MF Gallery held a special memorial art show dedicated to Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus of the band GWAR, who passed away suddenly in March. Part of the proceeds from the show will benefit the Dave Brockie Foundation. Check out a video report from Artisan NewsDave was prolific in many different visual mediums and he collaborated often with MF Gallery; from his solo show/performance in 2004 to GWAR's Crack-a-Thon in 2010 and 2011 and numerous group shows throughout the years.
Nearly 100 artists have already responded to the open call for pieces that pay tribute to this legendary artist. Among them are:
Lawrence Van Abbena
John Stuart Berger
Extremo The Clown
Jorge A. Gwooki
Nick Ray McCann
Our Lady Of Perpetual PMS
Martina Secondo Russo
Dan Wolf Mask
Malice N. Wonderland
Artists, fans and friends of GWAR came to see the art show and celebrate this great man's life with MF Gallery at the opening party on Saturday, May 3 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music by GWAR, DEATH PIGGY and DBX played all night, and there were projections of various GWAR / Dave Brockie videos.
Opening night was a "Cash & Carry" sale, with one third of the proceeds going to the Dave Brockie Foundation. Donations can also be made directly to the Dave Brockie Foundation at this location. The art from the show will be available for viewing and purchasing online at this location.
MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond St. in Brooklyn, New York. Take the F or G train to Bergen St. the A or C to Hoyt/Schermehorn, or the R to Union.
The Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show will up be up for one month and, after opening night, is viewable by appointment only. Contact Martina Secondo Russo at (917) 446-8681 or [email protected]