17: Randy Slack

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17: Randy Slack

Randy Slack tends to borrow from his upbringing during the '70s and '80s; he says he's continuously inspired the time's logos, cartoons, paint-by-numbers, hot chicks, religion ... he goes on. Really, he says, "it's a subconscious collage of nostalgia that should make you giggle -- like laughing at a fart."

Slack's a Phoenix native and self-taught, full-time artist. He co-owns Legend City Studios in downtown Phoenix and is a co-founder of the artist collective 3CarPileUp. Most of his creations are large-scale, surreal pop paintings, which he calls the "explosions in [his] life so far."

Read more about Slack and his work after the jump ...

1. List five things on your Inspiration Wall (real or imagined). - Dean Martin Christmas - My 1951 VW beetle - Bunker Spreckles - My grandmas living room - My Girls

2. What was your last big project? Installation of three purchased SlackR large scale paintings on the top floor of the LUHRS tower on Central Avenue and Jefferson Street in HBSS law firm (the home of my first basement studio).

3. What's your next big project? Chaos Theory annual invitational group exhibition, which will be on October 1 from 7 p.m. to midnight at Legend City Studios (free wine, live music, etc., etc.,) I'll ask more than 50 Phoenix artists for a brand spanking new piece to be dropped off just days before the opening. I'm also working on a 8-foot-by-16-foot painting on wood for the show that I'm unable to describe, as it changes daily.

4. What do you think the Phoenix art scene needs more of? SlackR art -- Apologies Phoenix, I will make that happen!

5. What's something you want Phoenix to know about you? I love me a maple long john while looking at my website.

(And, if you're game, what's something you really don't want Phoenix to know about you?) I love me a maple long john while looking at my website.

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94. Daniel Tantalean
93. Yuri Artibise
92. Lisa Starry
91. Paul Hoeprich
90. Betsy Schneider
89. Mary Shindell
88: Gabriel Utasi
87: Tiffany Egbert
86. Angela Cazel Jahn
85. Dayvid LeMmon
84. Beatrice Moore
83. Michelle J. Martinez
82. Carrie Bloomston
81. Paul Porter
80. Rachel Bess
79. Karolina Sussland
78. Aaron Abbott
77. Mary Lucking
76. Erin Sotak
75. Greg Esser
74. Matthew Mosher
73. Mark Klett
72. Tony Carrillo
71. Paul Morris
70. Joe Pagac
69. Alison King
68. JJ Horner
67. Kim Porter
66. Marco Rosichelli
65. Heather Hales
64. Amy Lamp
63. Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker
62. Lindy Drew
61. Robbie Pfeffer
60. Neil Borowicz
59. Lynn Fisher
58. Tanner Woodford
57. David Tinapple
56. Casebeer
55. Tom Leveen
54. Patti Parsons

53. Tedd McDonah

52. Mike Maas
51. Chris Todd
50. Monica Aissa Martinez
49. Stefan Shepherd

48. Jenny Poon
47. Matt Moore
46. Andrea Hanley
45. Julie Hampton
44. Ted Decker
43. Saskia Jorda
42. Michael Bergfalk
41. Scott Baxter

40. Carrie Marill
39. Kobina Banning
38. Suzanne Falk
37. Jon Haddock
36. Kade Twist
35. Cindy Dach
34. John Wagner
33. Roy Wasson Valle
32. Sue Chenoweth
31. Patricia Colleen Murphy

30. David Quan
29. Lesli Yazzie
28. Nathan Feller
27. Cassandra Coblentz

26. Matt Dickson
25. Tara Logsdon

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