DRUNK Illustrated – Sean Kernick solo exhibition
Ben Franklin once said, “There can’t be good living where there is not good drinking.” I find that quote highly debatable and slightly ironic. Sure, most of my best stories begin with “I was so wasted this one time that….” but for each legendary story I have compiled I am plagued with 50 liver-soaked, hang-over ridden, bruise bearing all-nighters that have probably shaved a considerably slice off the lifespan.
It is this dichotomy that I have chosen to explore for my first solo show, “DRUNK Illustrated”. I will be detailing my rancid, adventurous and mayhem ridden drinking stories as well as a collection of gems from friends and family. Each colorful story will be hand-painted and illustrated on a full 40oz bottle of bottle of Old English malt liquor while slowly rotating on bottom lit, revolving display platforms.
Drunken pink elephant style. Juxtaposing these stories with a cartoonish, colorful execution and displaying on rotating platform will illustrate the adictive, engaging and dizzying power that alcohol possesses over some of us.
A set of custom painted bottles will also feature portraits from a collection of the worlds greatest drinkers, happy & sad. These will feature Edgar Allen Poe, Andre the Giant, Ben Franklin, John Daly, and Judy Garland.
Come early, thirsty and prepared to share your greatest drinking stories. I know you have one or two that you wish you could forget.
Check out a few preview shots of the storied bottles:
The show will be located at the Bonded Llama on Capital Blvd in Raleigh.
The Llama can be a little hard to find but this map should help you out.
Light food & refreshments will be provided while they last.
Questions? Hit me. firstname.lastname@example.org – 919.522.0149