ADG Perspective

January-February 2020

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1 3 6 P E R S P E C T I V E | J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 Gallery 800 Presents Altar of Monsters B Y A B R A B R A Y M A N , C U R A T O R , G A L L E R Y 8 0 0 E V E N T S A. THE SHOW FLYER FOR "ALTAR OF MONSTERS." B. ILLUSTRATOR PETER VON SHOLLY IN FRONT OF THE POP-UP EXHIBIT IN GALLERY 800. C. PLATE FROM VON SHOLLY'S HISTORY OF MONSTERS. For the two weeks leading up to Halloween, Gallery 800 hosted a pop-up exhibit featuring the work of illustrator Peter Von Sholly and his "Altar of Monsters" works. Peter is the author and illustrator of History of Monsters, the ultimate book for all monster fans. The book is a glorious look at the phenomenon of monsters as they fi gure in pop culture, as well as from the anthropological, psychological and societal angles. This unprecedented illustrated pageant shows the actual history of monsters from man's earliest fears of the darkness beyond the fi re to today's nightmares to see how these terrors found expression in myth, legend and entertainment. But whatever the time or medium, it's always in the unknown where the monsters lurk and fester and wait. The special exhibit culminated on Halloween night, when Peter was present at Gallery 800 for trick or treating and book-signing. A B C

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