Ian Wheelock welcomes all to “Haunted Mountain” for the release of his debut comic “Anime Goth” at the eTc Streetwear Boutique located at 907 Pacific Ave. The opening night for Wheelock’s art show and comic release is Friday, October 30, 2015 from 7PM to 10PM. The exhibition will run until November 6, 2015.
Ian Wheelock is a recent graduate from Tacoma’s School of the Arts. In June, the artist ended his senior year with a culminating project in which he drew 73 individual portraits of every member of his graduating class (check out this Tacoma News Tribune article). This project led Wheelock to a paid commission during the summer, and his self-portrait even won a congressional art award. He’ll be attending the California College of the Arts early next year. But, before he leaves for Oakland, CA, he’ll unveil his comic book “Anime Goth” at his second solo art show “Haunted Mountain”.
This dark show is in stark contrast to his summer-inspired solo exhibition “ICE-CREAM AESTHETIQUE”. With Wheelock trading the theme of ice cream and pastels for Halloween and Goth, viewers will now be treated to a spooky and clouded version of his Pacific Northwest during the fall. His tongue-in-cheek take on All Hallows’ Eve also sets the scene for the launch of his Japanese-inspired comic “Anime Goth”. Art inspired by Japanese culture and the theme of Halloween set to ambient alternative 80s music will have spectators spellbound in their passage through “Haunted Mountain”.
This is an all-ages event and we encourage all attendees to wear their Halloween costumes. So, please join us on the night before All Hallows’ Eve for the opening reception and to meet the artist. Artwork, the comic, t-shirts, prints, buttons, and stickers by Ian Wheelock will be available for purchase.
For more information please contact eTc
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Umi Wagoner, email@example.com
eTc Streetwear Boutique graduated from the 2014 Spaceworks Creative Enterprise Training, and were able to find and lease their own space.
Ian Wheelock previously displayed work in the Tacoma Post Office Building during a Spaceworks Artscapes exhibition curated by then SOTA students Ashly McBride and Brandon Hendricks.