My Robot Ran Away
With My Cherry In San Francisco
pop culture, and a few popped cherries, artist Jerico Woggon’s
first solo art show was a success. Opening January 7th 2005, Jerico
and company took the Castro district of San Francisco, California
on January 20th to celebrate his body of work. Woggon took this
opportunity to open the doors of restaurant 2223 (2223 Market,
San Francisco) to
welcome his fans to meet, greet, and drink. Tipping his hat to
the roots of his talents, Jerico congratulated his Grandfather’s
creation, Katy Keene, on her 60 years in comic books with a birthday
cake and a life
size pin-up Katy Keene look alike (Jaime Waxman) blowing out the candles.
Making your way through the crowded bar and dinning room, San
sceensters, art aficionados, and supporters of the community
banded together to suck down a few cocktails and check out some
art. Scattered about the
walls, Woggons work brought a few smirks, a few smiles, and a
few furrowed brows to the faces of patrons. Described as fallic,
futuristic, robotic, and animated, the art sparked many discussions.
Energetic and bustling, patrons scurried about making sure to see
all that Jerico
had to offer. The cherry paintings seemed to melt right off the
wall and into the hands of art lovers, while the delicious appetizers
the restaurant melted in my mouth.
The bright color palate Woggon uses to create his work is a reflection
of the artist himself, cheerful, playful, and happy to be alive.
Bombarded with fans, congratulating his work, relating childhood
memories about Katy
Keene, and checking out his duds, Jerico took it in stride with
a huge infectious grin. Tall, blonde, and rockabilly Jerico was
a walking canvas.
His button up had embroidered cherries strategically placed on
his shirt pockets, the back bearing Katy Keene, and his pants
striped with embroidered
cherries. You couldn’t help but smile back at the beaming artist.
He seemed like he couldn’t believe it, his art show was hands
down a success!
As guests roamed
the room attempting to determine what the art and his outfit
were suggesting, many gravitated toward “The
Robot Room.” >> read
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