At the Movies with Yay! LA

0 Comments 07 May 2015

We’ve covered lots of pop culture-themed shows over the years. In honor of the summer movie season, here is a comprehensive list.

By Daniel Barron



[UPDATED: Now featuring links to our full Yay! Horror Movie A Day and Yay! Legends Every Day Original Art Series.]

We eat, breath, shit, shoot-up, elope-and-form-a-suicide-pact-with movies over here at Yay! LA Magazine, and with the film industry’s most lucrative season warming up it feels like as good a time as any to reflect on our history of covering cinema-themed art. These have been some of my favorite pieces to put together and if they’re new to you I hope you will enjoy them.


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Art by Allison Reimold.

“Spoke Art Enters the ‘Dreams’ of David Lynch”

David Lynch may very well never make a movie again but this group show at San Francisco’s Spoke Art gallery demonstrates that his oeuvre is as relevant as ever in the hearts of film fanatics.

Read here.


scott mitchell spoke art

Art by Scott Mitchell.

“It’s ‘Quentin vs. Coen’ At Spoke Art”

Artists wax about their love of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers in our second Spoke Art showcase.

Read here.


Art by Guillaume Morellec.

Art by Guillaume Morellec.

Spoke Art Salutes the Work of Kubrick

Yay! LA‘s resident Kubrick scholar Brent L. Smith wrote a nice essay on the master for this preview of yet another Spoke Art film tribute.

Read here.


Marco D'Alfonso art

Art by Marco D’Alfonso.

Fake Sequels, Legit Art at iam8bit

Hollywood is notorious for taking too many trips to the well. These pieces suggest someone oughta grab a bucket.

Read here.

[ALSO check out iam8bit’s 10th Anniversary show, focusing on videogames.]


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“Fab Ciraolo- Pop Never Dies”

Chilean artist Fab Ciraolo gives historical figures and screen icons a twist of the twee with his hipster reimaginings.

Read here.


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“Joshua Budich- Reel Life”

The art of the movie poster may seem dead in a post-Struzan, post-Photoshop era, but people like Joshua Budich carry on the craft of the one sheet. We interviewed him in advance of his anime-themed solo show “Otaku Obscura” at Spoke Art.

Read here.


tim doyle arrested development

“Tim Doyle- Wish I Was There” 

There’s always money in the banana stand art. At least, that’s a philosophy of artist Tim Doyle, who takes us on an illustrative travelogue of his favorite TV landmarks.

Read here.



“Timothy Yang- Toy Fare”

LA photographer Timothy Yang creates life in plastic with his well-staged toy tableaus. Featuring a short video by Daniel Rolnik.

Read here.



“‘Superhero’ Takes Flight At The Modern Eden Gallery”

Artists interpret costumed titans for the Modern Eden Gallery’s 4th Annual Portrait Invitational.

Read here.

[ALSO check out their series inspired by the Greek Gods and literature.]


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Horror Movie A Day with Michael Ramstead 2013

Long Beach-based artist Michael Ramstead is an incredible talent. When he announced on Instagram that he was starting a project in which he would illustrate a new horror-themed piece for every day of October we knew we had to be involved. Here is Part I and Part II of his first shot at this experiment.


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Horror Movie A Day with Michael Ramstead 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Michael was down for another go at Horror Movie A Day and so were we! Follow him, e-mail him, and give him money so that he’ll feel motivated to do it again in 2015! Part I and Part II.



Yay! Horror Movie A Day- The Full Set

The entire collection of our Fall 2015 multimedia project inspired by horror fiction.


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Yay! Legends Every Day- The Full Set

The entire collection of our Summer 2016 multimedia project inspired by fantasy and sci-fi.


Banner art by Mike Mitchell.

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Rudderless college graduate Daniel Barron founded Yay! LA Magazine on a love of writing, passion for the arts, and a firm belief that people really like talking about themselves. He contributed to a number of publications, including LA Music Blog and the defunct The Site Unscene, before deciding to cover arts and entertainment the way he wanted to read it. He works as a freelance writer and digital PR consultant in his current home of Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter at @YayDanielBarron.

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