June 2 - July 24, 2017
Take a dash of Universal Monsters, and add a pinch of 1960’s Saturday morning cartoons, plus a twist of the Island of Misfit Toys, and you have arrived at children’s book illustrator Mike Moran’s show titled - Sawdust: Unusual Toys for a Splintered World. You won’t find these toys in an everyday toy box! They include one of a kind sculptured toys made from wood, springs, screws, wheels and string. The subject matter varying from yetis, vampires, deep sea fish to zombies.
Mike Moran’s illustration work has appeared in children’s books, animation, major magazines and newspapers. His client list includes Major League Baseball, Disney, Penguin Books, Sky Pony Press, Scholastic and Children’s Highlights. His work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles. He has also appeared numerous gallery shows in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Los Angeles. This is his second solo show for Speakeasy Art Gallery.