A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a name can be worth a million bucks. Would anyone notice a singer named Brian Warner or Stefani Germanotta? Hell, no. But change their names to Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga and youve got a couple of moneymakers.
Local cartoonist Dave Quan adopted the pseudonym Luster Kaboom not because he was expecting fame and fortune, but because his mom doesnt appreciate his art. That's understandable, considering Quan recently did a portrait of a snarling, drooling mother with grotesque sagging skin. Quans humorous work is also featured on a line of baby clothing with slogans like Boobies, because I like to suck them that were sure also make Mom beam.
Catch Quan/Kabooms latest creations in the Hogwash exhibit at Pravus Gallery. The free show also features work by urban artists Josh Taylor and Sket-One.
Sat., Nov. 28, 12-4 p.m., 2009