While many know the Old Town Scottsdale art scene as upscale and culturally authentic, a mess of goo is about to descend upon Squeeze Gallery (formerly Soyal Gallery) when the new exhibit Slime Wave opens.
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The show features paintings and sculptures by local artist Andrew Hadle, who puts pop culture icons, superheroes, and cartoon and science-fiction characters in a sludge-covered world; picture a sculpture of Chewbacca covered in sticky pink stuff or a slime-bathed character vying for the power to hold He-Man's sword.
Youll never see anyone else doing sculptures doing something like this, says Emmett Potter, owner of Squeeze Gallery. It will just be a high-energy, exciting show of different mediums and artwork they've never seen put together.
Catch Hadle at the opening reception tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. Hell be the guy wearing a costume specially designed for the show that also includes eight sculptures, 20 paintings, a special show 'zine, and T-shirts.
Thu., Oct. 7, 7-10 p.m., 2010