Press release: Spoke Art San Francisco is pleased to present Food Fight, a two person exhibition by Dave Perillo and Ian Glaubinger. This tasty new collection showcases work inspired by fictional food and restaurants found throughout pop culture, plus scrumptious samplings of some of your favorite food mascots reimagined. Perillo and Glaubinger have cooked up a menu full of prints, print sets, mixed media combo meals, and original sketches. Perillo and Glaubinger are serving up a feast full of works straight out of the past - cereal box characters, drive in movie theater concessions, diner menus priced in cents instead of dollars - wholesome, familiar branding that has been replaced by polished millennial aesthetics. The artists have also reimagined some of our newer generations’ beloved characters (from Spongebob Squarepants to Breaking Bad’s Los Pollos Hermanos), imbibing them with the comfortable warmth of nostalgia. The color theory, retro typography, and often limited palettes of these imaginary ads are an ode to history’s greatest Character Advertising icons - the ones who poured out sugary cereals while watching Saturday morning cartoons, who offered gimmicky food delivery on skates, or who invited us into their personal lives as TV voyeurs; the intangible corporate mascots we grew up with who became tangible friends through the products they were printed on and the hearty all-American experience they created.
Please join us for Food Fight, starting Saturday, November 9th with an opening night reception from 6pm - 9pm at Spoke Art San Francisco. Both artists will be in attendance. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, November 23rd.
Jack Rabbit Slim's - Pulp Fiction
Master Max's Noodle House - The Lost Boys
Master Max's Noodle House (Color Variant) - The Lost Boys
Big Mick/McDowell's - Coming to America
Skinner's Cafe/Steamed Hams - The Simpsons
Stan Mikita's - Wayne's World 1 & 2
Back to the 80s
Case of the Munchies
Part of This Complete Breakfast
Saturday Morning Cartoons
Slice of Fried Americana
Golden Arc Value Meal
Skinner's Combo Meal
FOOD FIGHT was a collaboration of Ian Glaubinger & Dave Perillo. Below is all of the artwork created by Dave Perillo for the show.