A taste of freedom just leaves you wanting more, which is why we've seen such amazing developments in the field of tampon science. Grab wall art from a guy for whom a little (freedom) wasn't enough, at Incense and Peppermints, grand opening Saturday in Oak Cliff.
Intended to eventually become an artist collective, this new pop-art gallery's headed by a guy who until recently was "Mr. Corporate Ad Man during the week, long-haired rocker on the weekend"; he's now dropped the first half of that description to devote more time to cultivating a roster of local talent. Some of what you'll find:
Los Campesinos!: Done for the Bud commercial band's Grenada show and featuring gold metallic ink on grapesicle French paper, this idyllic scene of coffin-floating-under-moon was composed by a man named Magnificent Beard, which he had to grow to compensate for brother Frank's pathetic smooth-cheekedness.
Happy Humane Hamburger Horde Hoarded: Presumably not approved by cows that want you to Eat Mor Chikin, Josh Banks' commentary on processed foods culminates with a lactating woman filling milk cartons on an assembly line. So...processed foods are awesome?
Conversations With My 13-Year-Old Self: Instead of conversing, you'll probably just stare at Linsey Boyle's 13-year-old self, which isn't sleazy at all, because this is art.
They're marking Saturday's opening with a day-long bash, with free drinks for the first 100 people that check in on Facebook, a free print giveaway, and live music from 7p 'til late featuring the likes of John-E Specs, Gallery Cat, and Spacebar -- if that's not enough entertainment for you, you are a douche.