Ah, the 1980s…that most outrageous and colorful of decades. The excess and overindulgence of the 80s was unavoidable. It was reckless. And it was soaked in neon hues. This was no more evident than in the fashion, pop stars, movies and television of the time. That isn’t to say there was nothing consequential or more far-reaching happening in the world. The war against drugs was in full swing, as was the Cold War and the Iran-Contra Affair…but for the children who lived it, breathed it…everything that was important about the 80s, everything that mattered, happened on Saturday morning. So many awesome cartoons! So many awesome toy commercials! Every cartoon had a toy line and every toy line had its cartoon (yes, kids actually played with toys a very, very long time ago). It was a magical era for sure…and Guzu intends to serve up a slice of that nostalgia this summer at their art exhibition titled Children of the 80s. Join in as they celebrate the cartoons and toys from the raddest decade ever!
The opening reception will be on Friday, August 1st from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through August 30th. Be sure to sport your best (or worst) 80s attire! Blue eyeliner, leg warmers, hair by Aqua Net and Members Only jackets are encouraged (as is wearing your sunglasses at night). There will be a live performance and 80s/Synthwave DJ set with retro visuals by Who Ha on opening night. Complimentary beverages will be provided by Miller Lite, featuring the original white can (for added old-school authenticity). Also be featuring an array of vintage toys from the collection of Outlaw Moon Games & Toys. Admission is free and all ages are welcome!
Guzu Gallery welcomes everyone to the show but if you can’t make it out, the artwork will be available for purchase in their online store.
Daniel Aranda, Dan Brereton, Breanna Boone, Jason Chalker, Alan Defibaugh, Justin DeVine, Forces of Dorkness, Sal Gabriel, Mauro Garza, Half-Human, Roshi K, David Lamplugh, Brian Maclaskey, Yehudi Mercado, Katrina Muir, Chet Phillips, plasticpurpose, Isaak Ramos, Michelle-Jaruni Rice, Mark Sarmel, Zach Taylor, Nathan Walker, Elisa Wikey, Patrick Wong
5000 N Lamar Blvd,
Austin, Texas 78751