‘Crown of Clowns’ Illustration Exhibit Opens November 3 at The Mercurial
By Amanda Bloom
‘Crown of Clowns’, a tag team, artistic extravaganza by illustrative painters Andrew Werner and Jeff Buckholz, will be underway at The Mercurial Gallery in downtown Danbury, Connecticut from November 3 through December 14. The gallery and artists welcome you into an archaic abyss that would knock the cigarette filter from Hunter S. Thompson’s lips were he with us today. Werner and Buckholz’s illustrations will lead you into a world of emotion, narrative, and psychedelia that will, without a doubt, incite deep notions of wonder and excitement. Both artists’ originality compliment their shared love for immediacy and line.
An opening reception for ‘Crown of Clowns’ will take place at the gallery on Saturday, November 3 from 7 to 9pm. An artist talk will take place mid-exhibit on Wednesday, November 21 at 6pm, and Ben Simon, a Brooklyn-based musician who makes his own guitars stocked with keyboards, drum machines, and even microphones will perform at ‘Crown of Clowns’ on Saturday, December 8 at 7pm.