December 2013 - January 2014
December 1 - January 17 2014
“Deviant Pop,” an invitational show of pop surrealism, or “underground” lowbrow art, is being exhibited in the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery from December 1 through January 17. The unusual, often humorous and cartoon-like art is the product of five talented Chicago artists associated with OhNo!Doom, a Chicago artist collective made up of designers, illustrators and plush artists, all of whom work creative jobs during the week.
The opening reception is Friday, December 6, from 7pm to 9pm. It is free and open to the public. The EAG Gallery is located at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, Illinois.
September - October 2013
September 7- October 5 2013
The Happiest Show on Earth
Step right up and put a grin on your chin for the “Happiest Show on Earth”! With a nod to WWA Gallery’s roots in animation art, participating artists have revamped iconic Disney characters with wit, humor and satire. On display are distinct, eclectic, and contemporary one-of-a-kind interpretations of Mickey and friends to tickle anyone’s fancy.
With art by over 60 talented artists, WWA Gallery presents Color Ink Book’s 5th anniversary group exhibit, Saturday, September 7th with a reception from 7-10PM. A number of the artists will be in attendance.
The “Happiest Show on Earth” commemorates another milestone year for the DIY periodical Color Ink Book, often referred to as a coloring book for adults. This year, the Brothers Washburn have curated an exhibit filled with smiles, laughter and happiness to delight one and all.
April 13 - May 4 2013
We are delighted to announce that Lana Crooks, of OhNo!Doom fame, will be guest curating a plush and soft sculpture show for The Clutter Gallery (163 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508). Opening on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 with a reception from 6pm until 9pm, the "Stitched" exhibition will be available for viewing through May 4th, 2013 and on www.cluttermagazine.com, where pieces from the show will be available for purchase.
This show will feature pieces by a number of talented individuals within the designer plush scene, including: Amanda Louise Spayd, Careful It Bites, Carisa Swenson, Cat Rabbit, Dena Rea, Denise Ferguson~Yummy Pancake, Diane Koss, Eric Diaz, Hiné Mizushima, House of Darkly, Jezebel Nekranea, Jordan Elise Perme, Joshua Ben Longo, Keely Benkey-Reichman, Kelly Denato, Kit Lane, Leeanna Butcher, Lety RZ, Love & a Sandwich, Mariangela Tan~Plushplay, Melissa Sue Stanley, Melita Curphy~Miss Monster, Michal Wright-Ward, Moons Creations, Nonesuch Garden, Pock-It Palz, Rachel de Urioste, Robyn Fabsits, Shawnimals, Steff Bomb, Steph Laberis, Stitches and Glue, Travis Lampe, Veggiesomething, and Zoë Williams.
For those interested in buying pieces but unable to attend the show, they can join the Clutter Gallery Preview List, which allows members to purchase items for a limited time prior to the opening reception.
A Scenic Riot
New Paintings by
A Walk Through The Dark
Jonathan Bergeron, Ben Lyon, Scott Shellhammer, Ego, Steven Fiche, ...
A Selection of
Tiny Kitten Teeth
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December 15 - Today
October 6 - November 3 2012
Belligerent & Numerous
It's a plethora of printed pieces from 5 diverse and talented artists in the collection of new works by: Mr. Walters, Veggiesomething, Bill Halliar, Brian Walline, and James Gilleard.
The show is sure to be an event filled with countless works of awesomeness, and "one-of-a-kind" displays not solely intended for the belligerent.
September 1 - October 4 2012
OhNo!Doom invites you to The Grove, where three astonishing ladies have created a world of extraordinary delights. From the adorable to the mysterious, Kelly Denato, Teagan White & Tiny Ki˜en Teeth have dreamt up wondrous worlds for you to explore.
August 11 - August 30 2012
A Tribute Show by OhNo!Doom
Chicago, IL, (07/30/2012) - C'mon, grab your friends! Chicago collaborative OhNo!Doom invite you to Adventure Time. A tribute show inspired by the hit Cartoon Network™ series, Adventure Time features all-new works by more than 43 international designers, illustrators, and plush artists. Join us in paying honor to Finn, Jake, all their friends and our friends, too, on August 11, 2012, at OhNo!Doom Gallery (1800 N. Milwaukee Ave). It'll be mathematical!
Doors open at 6pm and close 10pm. Food and beverages will be provided by WormHole Coffee and Fritz Pastry. Adventure Time runs from August 11-30, 2012. Please direct all questions or media requests to email@example.com.
Logan Faerber, Niark1, Dave Palumbo, Kevin Luong, Michael Hacker, Patricio Oliver, Steff Bomb, Steph Laberis, Shawn Smith, Mr. Walters, Jeremiah Ketner, Nerfect, Mike Budai, Brian Luong, Kelly Denato, Noelle Stevenson, Jason Chalker, Jeromy Velasco, Pock-it Palz, Brain Killer, Veggiesomething, Michael B. Myers, Paisley Babylon, Jake Waldron, Michelle Coffee, Lana Crooks, Alex Willan, Andrew Thompson, Kat Brunnegraff, Love & a Sandwich, Sean Dove, Ennis Martin, Goni Montes, James Gilleard, Bill Halliar, Melissa Sue Stanley, Charles Santoso, Michal Wright-Ward, Christina Sanchez, Anne Kirn, Marla Campbell, Matthew Woodson, Dena Obaza, Mandy McGee, Kill Taupe, Eric Battaglia, Winona Nelson, Cory Benhatzel + More...
This exhibition is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or associated
with Cartoon Network in any way.
July 7 - August 4 2012
Septenary is a group of seven sculptors, gathering on the seventh day of the seventh month, to exhibit at OhNo!Doom Gallery. Septenary is the space's second sculptural show, a follow-up to Imaginary Menagerie (the gallery's sold out sculpture exhibit of 2011). Returning artists Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd and Lana Crooks (all currently 2012 Designer Toy Award nominees) are joined by Jake Waldron, Melissa Sue Stanley, J.Shea and Melita "Miss Monster" Curphy. They are seven of the most exciting sculptors in the character scene today using fabric, clay, silicon, wood and wire to bring monsters, creatures and fantastic beings to life.
June 9 - July 5 2012
The Company of Others
The Company Of Others features artwork in bold colors and aggressive styles, but also offers pieces in muted colors and soft pastels--it's a diverse collection which demands attention. OhNo!Doom Gallery gathers five local and visiting artists for The Company Of Others, a collaborative show featuring exciting interpretations of the figure study. Styles range from abstract to what could be described as psychedelic pop, but as OhNo!Doom Gallery co-owner Joey Potts says, "No matter how differently they work, they each give a nod to classical visions of art while still being very contemporary." The show will feature artists: Keith Herzik, Uriel Correa, Cayetano Valenzuela, Joe Tallarico, Joey Potts, come show your love and support!
May 12 - June 7 2012
... is the first exhibition for the M. Collective as a whole, unified and under one roof. This exhibit will consist of works in various mediums, dimensions and substrates. Please join the M. Collective & OhNo!Doom in celebrating this collection of new works from artists Tyler Coey, Matthew Ryan Sharp, Yosiell Lorenzo, and Brent Nolasco in their only 2012 Chicago exhibition. In 2009, artist Tyler Coey decided to band together a group of like minded, creative individuals. The formation of this group or collective as it is now known has flown under the radar…releasing a product here, unleashing some prints there and slowly creeping through the seedy underbelly of the contemporary art world. Each member of the collective has had their own personal success and being a member has just fueled the creative machine as a group.
April 13 - May 10 2012
A Walk Through The Dark:
Artworks of the Macabre, Strange and Bizarre
'A Walk Through the Dark: Artworks of the Macabre, Strange and Bizarre' features the works of seven contemporary artists: Jonathan Bergeron, Stephanie Brown, Ego, Steven Fiche, Ben Lyon, Scarecrowoven and Scott Shellhamer. Music will be provided by DJ Paisley Babylon of turntabling.net and special beers will be created and shared by the craft microbrewers at Lowdive Brewery. Duck N Roll food truck will be on premise. This show explores the attraction to death and the supernatural that is woven into our human psyche. From Día de los Muertos celebrations to wide spread superstitions to cults and science fiction, we continually confront these unexplained and daunting topics even though they frighten us.
March 10 - April 10 2012
A Scenic Riot: New paintings by BASK
BASK is the moniker of one, Ales BASK Hostomsky, who along with his parents emigrated from Czechoslovakia to Florida and began to soak up America's popular iconic imagery along with the sun. He quickly began to notice similarities between the communistic iconic propaganda from his youth and the consumer advertising of his teens.
Bask soon discovered that they were simply, two sides of the same coin, each vying for our short-lived attention spans, all the while selling us (or telling us?) anything and everything from Marxism to McDonalds. Seeking conspiracies -and finding them embedded in the popular iconography of the mass media, Bask began painting bold, media critical broadsides to assuage his fear of being manipulated. A fear cultivated in a repressive regime, had now returned, but to the most unlikely and safest of places- The American living room.
February 11 - February 25 2012
Super Button Mashers: A Gamer Tribute
A group exhibition where artists pick a video game (be it arcade or family console) from their past or present and reinterpret in their individual vision.
"Super Button Mashers" addresses the history of gaming culture and its effect on today's generation. Virtually and physically, the "Arcade" represents the town meeting ground and social arena, comparable to that of the circus, festival and neighborhood fair of their day.
Featuring artwork from:
Aya Kakeda, Alex Willan, Ben Spencer (Galaxxor), Blütt, Brandon Garrison, Brian Keller, Brian Stuhr, Brian Walline, Brianne Drouhard, Cory Benhatzel, CZR PRZ, David Palumbo, David Rettker, Eric Broers (phoneticontrol), Glen Brogan, Isaac Bidwell, James Lui (Veggiesomething), Jason Castillo, Jenny Frison, Joe Shea, Joey D, Jordan Elise (Horrible Adorables), Lana Crooks, Leeanna Butcher, Luisa Castellanos (Pocket Pals), Martin Hsu, Matt Hawkins (Custom Paper Toy), Matthew Ryan Sharp, Max Bare, Melissa Sue Stanley, Mike Budai, Mike Graves, Mr. Walters, Natalie Blue Phillips, Nathan West, Sean Dove, Shawn Smith, Shayne Labadie, Steff Bomb, Stephanie Laberis, Tyler Coey, Yosiell Lorenzo & The Plush Team. + more!
Gallery Schedule 2011
Yoko d'Holbachie,Jeremiah Ketner, & Aya Kakeda
Doktor A, Chris Ryniak
Assembly Line Group Show
OhNo!Doom in Colorado
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November 19 - December 27 2011
Shawnimals and Squibbles Ink have teamed up with OhNo!Doom in Chicago on this custom toy show with Plushform. Plushform is an, open-ended blank plush platform toy (think Kidrobot’s Munny, but softer...). Artists from around the world were invited to participate, each with a unique style that will not only show off the amazing talents of each artist, but also the versatility of the Plushform as a blank toy medium.
Jimbot, Dan Goodsell, Jeremiah Ketner, Joey D, Kelly Denato, 64 colors, Jeremy Tinder, MCA, Shawnimal, Jared Deal, Josh Longo, Andrea Kang, Joe Somers, Le Merde, Mark Nagata, Julie West, Chema Skndl, Sara Antoninette Martin, Joey Potts, Cody Vrosh, Jason Limon, Miss Monster, Mr. Walters / Nerfect, Nick Beery, Scarecrowoven, Scott Tolleson, Shawn Roberts, Steve Seeley, theJCW, Luke Rook / Grody Shogun, David Murray and more.
October 15 - November 5 2011
Le Petit Monstres
OhNo!Doom's very own mini monsterpiece theater! Three larger than life artists join forces to create petite works for petit monstres! Feast your eyes on the new monstrously small works by Abe Lincoln Jr., Scott Tolleson, & Patricio Oliver.
September 10 - October 3 2011
DGPH: Journey to Molestown
OhNo!Doom Gallery presentis 'Journey to Molestown' with new work from world renowned Argentinian art and design studio DGPH. Come see all your favorite moles and their adventurous mole friends!
August 6 - August 27 2011
Assembly Line Collective
The über-exciting Assembly Line Collective is invading Chicago! Assembly Line will be exhibiting eleven artists from their globe-spanning collective of the biggest names in design, illustration, motion graphics and graffiti.
Featured artists: Roland Tamayo, Mimi Yoon, Jeramie Tolentino, Liza Corbett, Tokyoplastic, J.R. Goldberg, Cecil Kim, MichaelO, Fatoe, Kendra Binney, Guy McKinley.
July 9 - July 30 2011
Imaginary Menagerie: The Art of
Doktor A, Lana Crooks, Amanda Louise Spayd & Chris Ryniak
Big-eyed monsters, armored beasts, crooked toothed creatures, and clockwork oddities have all been captured for the Imaginary Menagerie at OhNo!Doom Gallery. All monstrously new sculptural and two-dimensional works by Doktor A, Lana Crooks, Amanda Louise Spayd and Chris Ryniak. Some artists will be in attendance and music to be provided by the Steampunk Chicago DJ Collective. Opens July 9th 6-10 pm.
Doktor A: Character driven clashes of urban pop culture, classic children's stories and neo-Victorian industrial never lands.
Lana Crooks: loves the antique, the creepy, the cute and the mysterious. She began her artistic life as an illustrator, but became a sculptor of fabrics and found objects.
Amanda Louise Spayd: Designer, artist, and fragrance alchemist. Her love of texture, antiques, color, and the natural world, combined with an obsessive attention to detail are utilized when creating her mixed-media sculptures.
Chris Ryniak: A graduate and former instructor of the Ringling School of Art and Design, He is now a painter and sculptor of all manner of critters.
June 4 - June 25 2011
Friends of the Beast: A Tribute To Metal
Follow the Doom, June 4th (6-10pm), on an epic journey through all that is METAL! Here your eyes will do battle with the heaviest line-up of brutal artwork from some of the most unrivaled talent in the 'Biz' (We apologize in advance if your eyes bleed from all the awesome)…
Artist list (in no particular order):
Mike Budai / Mr Gauky / Douglas Bicicleta / Mike Friedrich / Sam Dunn / Artillery / UberKraaft / Omar Gutierrez / Max Brown / Nole Schuyler / Miss Monster / David Palumbo / Brian Holderman / David Rettker / Scott Shellhamer / Michael Michael Motorcycle / Steve Seeley / Nick Beery / Ryan P Young / Jeff Finley / OhNo!Doom / Saro / Keith Noordzy / Jessamyn Patterson / Scarecrowoven / Paul Parker / Matthew Bromley / Joey Potts / Jeremy Beightol / Adam Fox / Nic Cowan / CHema Skandal! / Stephen Rollick / Matthew Ryan Sharp / Cody Shibi / Killmonsterkill...
May 7 - May 28 2011
All Dressed Up With No Place To GO
OhNo!Doom Gallery presents Matthew Ryan Sharp in his first Chicago Solo exhibition. Local favorite, sarcastic and black-witted creator of his demonic Ghosteeez, Sharp empathizes with entertainers of the carnival in "All Dressed Up With No Place To Go: fictional tales of chiselers & ballyhoo on the American midway". This show will consist of new paintings, drawings, plush toys, products, prints, carnival banners and some other interesting kitsch items. Free cotton candy and popcorn will be offered while supplies last.
April 2 - April 30 2011
Keith Noordzy and Kali Meadows are Beast Friends. This exhibit showcases their individual works of friendship and beastliness.
Kali Meadows holds her pen in a funny way. Doing so has left a permanent bump on her ring-finger; a true mark of an illustrator. When she isn't doodling, she can be found admiring baby sloths and cracking open fresh coconuts in the sunshine of Los Angeles, CA.
Keith Noordzy grew up in Florida hunting giant squids and dinosaurs. Over the years these ancient creatures started disappearing, leaving only visions and memories of those once great adventures. He now lives in Los Angeles retelling stories by creating artwork of epic creatures, cute characters, and their mysterious descent into the darkness.
March 5 - March 26 2011
Sugar & Splice
OhNo!Doom opens with "Sugar & Splice," a 4-person show featuring a collection of painted works from Aya Kakeda (New York), Jason Limon (San Antonio), Jeremiah Ketner (Chicago), and Yoko d'Holbachie (Japan). Whimsical characters rendered with careful skill and hypnotic color, all unifying elements that can be expected from these new masters in the pop surrealism movement.
Show opens: Saturday March 5th | 6:00-10:00pm
February 5 - February 26 2011
Out-O-the Woodwork: a group show
"Out-O-the Woodwork" is a show with more artists than you can shake a stick at! If a painting drops in the woods, does anyone care? We do! February features work from: Lewis Lain, James Ferraro, Cory Benhatzel, Heather Hansma, Jason Brammer, Corey Hagberg, Brett Manning, Ryan McClure, Britton Walters (Mr. Walters), Anna Todaro, ErikaMallette, Revise CMW,Tony Rabit, David Soukup, Rich Sparks, Cody Schibi, (veggiesomething) James Liu, Nathan Vernau, Lauren Gardiner, Killian Dunne, Brandon Garrison, David Rettker, Daisy Church, Emmy Star Brown, Anthony "Tank" Mansfield, Cat Rocketship, James Whitworth (theJCW), Tyler Coey, Chaz McCrobie-Quinn, Brian Colin, Ron Copeland, Vince Newkirk, Brian Stuhr, Carolyn/Kassnoff, Stephen/Rollick, CZR PRZ, Shawnimal Smith, Brian Keller & more.
Gallery Schedule 2010
Rock The Future!
Benefit Group Show
Max & Zoe Bare
December 11 - January 7 2011
Soft Serve: A soft sculpture group show
A show that celebrates all things sewn, stuffed, knit, felted or fluffed! Lana "Plushinator" Crooks curates a rag tag
group of fiber enthusiasts. Behold a bevy of wall mounted and huggable pieces by: Amanda Louise Spayd, Alisa Ross, Boom Plush!, BoRo, ChrisCreatures, Cimmerii, Cleo Dee, Denise Ferguson - Yummy Pancake, Diane Koss - Cutesy but not Cutesy, Dingogirls Den, Heidi Kenney - My Paper Crane, iamhome, in-TIMID-nation, Lana Crooks, Love & a Sandwich, Melissa Sung, Michal Wright-Ward, Missmonster, Nichol Brinkman - Pink Cheeks Studios, Out of the frame Pidpenky, Plush Goodness, Pock-it palz, Pollynation, Robyn Fabsits, Scrumptious Delight, Shannah Burton - daskaninchen, Shawnimals, Steff Bomb, Stephanie Laberis, ThEm DoLLz, Tyler Poncho Toys, Veggiesomething & More
November 6 - November 30 2010
Rust Fur & Jelly
What do you get when you mix a little rust, some fur and a gob of jelly…? Who knows, but at OhNo!Doom Gallery you can judge for yourself!
It's threes company in November with artists The JCW, James (Jimbot) Demski Jr. and Shawn Roberts. Rust, Fur & Jelly features the latest work from these 3 talented individuals. Together their work displays the playful and imaginative. Make sure you have your tetanus shots, some shampoo and toast and you will be ready for .... Rust Fur & Jelly.
October 2 - October 30 2010
Monsters v.s. Robots
You are invited to view an epic tournament of epicness. We have called upon the greatest beasts & bots from across the universe to determine the true victor of a question that's plagued the cosmos: Who is mightier, Monster or Robot?
The Battle Royal between Borg and Behemoth will be recorded by these featured artists:
CHema Skandal!, Matt Cipov, Tyler Coey, Matt Curry, Yoko D'Holbachie, James "Jimbot" Demski, Brandon Garrison, Lauren Gregg, Joey D, Shayne Labadie, Jeff Lamm, Gabe Lanza, Kali Meadows, Miss Monster Mel, Brent Nolasco, Keith Noordzy, Justin Parpan, Phoneticontrol, Joey Potts, Yosiell Lorenzo, David Rettker, Israel Sanchez, Shawn Smith, David Soukup, Daniel Steam Crow, Riki Takaoka, Cody Vrosh, Mr. Walters, Alex Willan
September 4 - September 25 2010
Max & Zoe Bare | Amanda Spayd
Three artists from Ohio; two extraordinary shows; all under one roof! The creepy and the cute, the antique and the nostalgic will all be on display in a variety of mediums including soft sculptures, paintings and photographs.
“Bare Squared” is a collection of collaborative works by siblings Max and Zoë Bare. Drawing from their own experiences, they create collaged narratives that explore sibling relationships and make comparisons between events in time, fantasy and reality, and different families. Bedtime Stories: The Art of Amanda Louise Spayd: Cute and creepy, stained and lovable. Snaggle-toothed, wide-eyed soft sculpture from the somewhat addled brain of Ohio artist Amanda Louise Spayd.
August 7 2010 - August 28 2010
Four monsters enter, one monster leaves victorious! Shawn Smith (creator of Shawnimals) introduces his newest venture — Monster Match — as he fills the ON!D arena with all-new custom plush, drawings & paintings. Join us & cheer on your favorite monster… even take one little brawler home.
July 17 2010 - August 1 2010
The art of Alberto Cerriteno drizzles the wall of OhNo!Doom gallery in July. Rain is frequently associated with a gray, sad, hopeless and lazy mood but when it stops, we realize that without it, we would not be able to enjoy all the color around us on a sunny day. Rain has a color, the color of life and joy. This exhibit focuses on those colored water droplets that have been spread all over Alberto's work.
June 5 2010 - July 10 2010
Painted Ladies is a group exhibit that celebrates the art of the female form. All newlady-themed work by painters, illustrators, designers and animators: Shannon Bonatakis, Chucho, Kristina Carroll, Craig Elliott, Stephanie Inagaki, Jeremiah Ketner, Steph Laberis, Netherland, Vince Newkirk, Dave Palumbo, Jason Rudolph Pena, David Rettker,
Arkady Roytman, Scott Tolleson, Alex Willan.
May 1 2010 - May 29 2010
Gods & Monsters
Hear ye, Hear ye!
Ancient monsters, lowly mortals, and a few intrepid immortals to be contained within the gallery’s walls. We welcome new work from monster tamers Matt Cipov, Jordan Metcalf and Keith Noordzy. Step in and be delighted by the magic of fine lines, delicate brush work and all things awesome.
April 3 2010 - April 24 2010
Aerosols and antlers. One beloved cityscape, two approaches. David Soukup stencils out Chicago with pain-staking diligence while David Rettker takes his brush to our favorite neighborhoods populating them with the occasional woodland creature. Both artists bring forth new pieces created on wood. They populate the gallery for the better part of April.
March 6 2010 - March 27 2010
A Healthy Dosage of Restlessness
The 3rd show at the newly relocated OhNo!Doom Gallery here in Chicago. The 7-man group show will bring
Charlie Owens, Parskid, Tyler "MUTT" Coey, Toby Stanger, Brian Colin, Project Detonate & Matthew Ryan Sharp
all together for a total, visual onslaught. Paintings, drawings, installations and various odd merchandise will be on
hand for viewing and purchasing.
February 13 2010 - February 27 2010
"The Following are Pages Torn from our Most Favorite Imaginary Books"
A group show brought to you by OhNo!Doom & Josh Lucas. The first of the long-anticipated annual Torn Pages shows. Curated by Josh Lucas, this collection of imaginative, funny, and original children’s stories, written by some of Chicago’s finest writers and illustrated by artists of the same caliber. Writer/artist pairings include: Joe Meno and Cody Hudson; Zach Dodson and Allison Burque; Tim Hall and Ryan Young; Jenah Garrett and Stacey Earley; Ben Tanzer and Dominique Holmes; Nancy Khurana and Ruben Aguirre Jr.; Jill Summers and Andrew Thompson; Amy Guth and Pea-Be; Lindsey Markel and Jason Brammer, and Jaime Calder and Joe Call.
January 16 2010 - February 6 2010
Rock The Future! The Exhibition
Rock The Future! is an annual fundraiser for local Chicago-based music education nonprofits. Rock For Kids, a nonprofit that offers free music education to underprivileged homeless youth, provide support and assistance to children and their families, is the beneficiary for 2010. Rock The Future seeks to raise funds in effort to support Rock For Kids in their mission to provide free music education through community partnerships through out the city of Chicago. Curated by Sadie Woods (White Label).