Nostalgia or single-subject based art shows are all the rage lately, with Gallery 1988 having pioneered the field with its exhibitions centered around Lost or Breaking Bad. The I Am 8 Bit Gallery in Los Angeles took things in a bit of a different direction with a show that opened this past weekend, though. It’s The ShizNick! Runs through May 5 and aims to celebrate the slime-drenching kid-centric cable network Nickelodeon. With over 60 artists contributing, the show’s a veritable visual candy shop for any Nick-heads, particularly ones with soft spots for Ren And Stimpy, SpongeBob Squarepants, or The Adventures Of Pete And Pete.
The show opened this past weekend, with Yo Gabba Gabba’s DJ Lance spinning tunes and special guest Michael “Donkey Lips” Bower in attendance, but most of the art is available for viewing and purchase online now via the I Am 8 Bit site. Hands off the majestic Doug painting, though; that’s ours.