11.6.11 Otto & Philip: awakening memoirs found @ Balconi

CAFEMODE + BALCONI COFFEE COMPANY present
SUNDAY RECEPTION NOVEMBER 6, 2011 6:30-9:30PM
[NOVEMBER 6-DECEMBER 9, 2011]
PHIL HAYES solo show
11301 Olympic Blvd. #124, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Otto & Philip: awakening memoirs found. told as linoprints
hand-printed linoprints by Phil Hayes

curated by Kio Griffith

OTTO & PHIL is an autobiography of illustrated memoirs by Phil Hayes, an artist working in animation for 20 years for the Simpsons, King of the Hill, Good Family and currently art directing for the Fox show, Bob’s Burgers in Los Angeles. Each of the 15 linoprints are handprinted and will be available as editions for purchase.

“As far back as I can remember, it was only my dad and me. When I was three years old, he told me that my mother had left us to go to heaven. When I was sixteen he sat me down to tell me that he had abducted me from my mother. She was still alive. When he told me this story, our real story, it all seemed so unreal. It was as though this story had happened to somebody else.”

“When I’m carving these images out of linoleum, it is as though I’m looking back at my childhood through the pages of a childrens’ picture book. ” (excerpts from “Otto & Philip”)

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