Mondo has once again opened their doors to a new gallery show, this time featuring works of art centered around the Jurassic Park franchise. “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth” put on display six new prints, a wealth of original pieces, and a variant of the film’s already released soundtrack on vinyl.
With the theme song playing in the background and the walls lined with tributes to the film, Mondo really made sure the night was all about Jurassic Park. Rich Kelley had my favorite print in the show, freezing in time the moment right before Robert Muldoon met his fate to a pack of Velociraptors. While there sure was a lot of buzz surrounding Aaron Horkey’s OG, my favorite was either Jason Edmiston’s very classy painting of a chunk of amber or James Flames‘ throwback to what it was like to be a kid when these dinosaurs first came to life.
Overall, Mondo and all the artists involved did the franchise proud and had something for everyone. Jurassic World was not represented in the show, but lets hope that changes in the near future once the artists have had a chance to see it. Let us know in the comments below what your favorite piece was.
More information about the show below the pics.
All photos by Jeff Morreale. Here’s the press release:
“WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH” Art Show at Mondo Gallery
Mondo’s dino-sized gallery show celebrating Jurassic Park and the highly anticipated Jurassic World (in theaters June 12) will feature dozens of artists contributing original works of art and screen prints for one of the all time greatest blockbusters.
4115 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX
“When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth” On Display
June 13th – June 27th (regular hours)
The films offer a rich world of colossal dinosaurs, gorgeous tropical landscapes and iconic characters for artists to draw their inspiration from. The title of the show “When Dinsoaurs Ruled The Earth” references the climactic scene of Jurassic Park when the T-Rex triumphantly reclaims her dominance at the top of the food chain, making the past tense of that falling banner’s copy ominously incorrect. Now 65 million + 22 years later, dinosaurs are getting their first fully functioning theme park in Jurassic World with all of the terrible implications of how that will go perfectly wrong.
Mondo will also offer a limited pressing of the previously sold out Jurassic Park original motion picture soundtrack on Dino DNA Splatter vinyl. The first poster reveal from the show is from artist Francesco Francavilla, depicting the awe-inspiring T-Rex ready to take a bite out of a certain island off the coast of Costa Rica with its inverse composition alluding to another famous Steven Spielberg movie poster featuring a toothy maw.
The following artists will be represented at “When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth.” Remaining prints and original works will go on sale at MondoTees.com at a future date. Follow @MondoNews for more art reveals and information leading up the show! For more information on the gallery, visit MondoTees.com.
- Dan Black
- Frans Boukas
- Becky Cloonan
- Sam Wolfe Connelly
- Jason Edmiston
- James Flames
- Francesco Francavilla
- Ken Garduno
- Nicole Gustafsson
- Brandon Holt
- Aaron Horkey
- Rich Kelly
- The Little Friends of Printmaking
- Dan McCarthy
- Seb Mesnard
- Drew Millward
- Gary Pullin
- Arik Roper
- Neal Russler
- Tiny Kitten Teeth
- Todd Slater
- Stan and Vince
- Ken Taylor
- John Vogl
- Teagan White
- Erica Williams
- NC Winters