If your idea of a fun day at the art gallery is checking out comic books and surf boards, has got you covered.
Orange County native Damian Fulton has done everything from comic strips and animation for Marvel Productions to surf boards and fine art paintings. Now he has a retrospective in place to show off his artistic range.
Liquid Chapters is a free exhibit open from Sept. 4 through Sept. 27 in the Saddleback College Art Gallery. It follows the eccentric, colorful and often cartoon-like work of Fulton, who grew up in Huntington Beach.
Here's a description of the exhibit, courtesy of Saddleback art publicist Nina Welch:
Liquid Chapters, the first retrospective of Damian Fulton’s artistic journey, includes early commissions and comic book art through recent gallery oil paintings and surfboards. Growing up in the ” OC,” Damian Fulton developed a love for drawing and the chaotic coastal culture of Southern California. He got through Cal State Fullerton painting his way on custom cars and murals. Hired right after college in 1982 by Ocean Pacific to create the poster for the OP Pro Surf Contest, he later developed comic strips “Radical Rick” for BMX Plus Magazine and “The Shred Brothers” for Snowboarder Magazine. An eclectic visual artist, Damian has directed commercials for advertising giant Ogilvy and Mather, developed animation for Marvel Productions, and has painted for Disney. Bob Rickerson, the gallery’s curator, best describes Fulton’s work as “Surf art with a social commentary.”
Gallery hours are Monday – Wednesday from noon-4 p.m.; Thursday evenings 4-8 p.m. An artists’ reception will be held Thursday, August 30 from 5-8 p.m. The gallery will also be open Saturday, September 8 from 10 am to 2 p.m.