“No Sad Stuff” at Gallery1988 (West)
From the water to the fair to the ballpark to the burbs to Alabama and back again, Gallery1988 (West)‘s latest exhibition, appropriately titled No Sad Stuff, is a multi-artist collection and celebration of all things Tom Hanks between 1984 and 1994. Films such as Big, A League of Their Own, and Forrest Gump among others were sourced as inspiration for every piece in the show.
The exhibition debuted Saturday and quickly became the talk of the town because, well, who doesn’t love Tom Hanks? Highlights include the Forrest Gump Nesting Dolls by Andy Stattmiller and Eugene Serebrennikov’s No Crying in Baseball baseball bat, not to mention the abundance of Zoltar and Rockford Peaches inspired pieces, all of which are limited prints or originals.
Gallery1988 (West) is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located near Farmer’s Daughter Hotel at 7308 Melrose Avenue. No Sad Stuff is only running at Gallery1988 (West) until June 20, when the exhibition changes to a series of “cone of shame” inspired pieces to benefit animals in need (opening June 21).