Tim Blackburn’s Drop Out Art will be hosting an art extravaganza of sorts at the Darkside Cinema. Known around town for his instantly recognizable stencil work and his place in the Temporary Artists’ Guild leadership, Blackburn’s event will include dozens of hand-painted posters, vinyl LPs, panels, and canvas for sale at what he describes as “Cash ‘n’ Carry” prices. Additionally, a silent auction will be going on for three pieces of original Drop Out Art.
“Everything in existence is a copy of a copy, a cycle of reproduction, a stencil of the former envisioned by the present,” says Blackburn. And his work stays true to the theme, offering up images and machinations of the remnants of digested pop culture and the human condition. Not simply graffiti or stencil work, Blackburn has redefined the art form in his own image.
Everything goes down this Friday, Jan. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th Street. More of Blackburn’s work can be found at either http://www.dropoutart.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/behold.DOA.