We Can Be Heroes
October 12-21, 2012


“We Can Be Heroes” is a pop-culture/fan art show featuring everyone’s favourite rock star David Bowie with a twist: Bowie portrayed as a superhero! From his early days, to Ziggy Stardust, to his film appearances, Bowie already seems like a superhero… isn’t he already Starman? He’s a man that fell from the sky, he probably lived on Mars (any evidence from Curiosity rover yet?), and his wife is definitely more than human. The evidence is overwhelming!

Artists include: Andrea Hooge, Anton Van Steelandt, Chris Bentzen, Carrie McKellar, Cliff Blank, Emilia Baeza, Erin Gibbs, Irene LacCharite, Jason Gauthier, Jennifer Kleinsteuber, Joseph Taormina, Kaya Murray, Kirsty Senior, Krista Shaw, Lisa McAnulty, Lizzie Carr, Lorraine Kwan, Matt Bowen, Sarah Haddleton, and Stephen Wimbush.

Click here to view the photo set on Flickr >

heroes show

Josue Menjivar

Interview with Vancouver comic artist Josue Menjivar
MUSIC: “Some smoke” by National Promenade Band
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

Josue talks about the Illustrated Journey Youth Project:

September 21-30, 2012
Featuring art inspired by the Coen brothers film “The Big Lebowski”


In 1998, Joel and Ethan Coen wrote and directed the cult classic The Big Lebowski. The film features Jeff Bridges as “The Dude” as well as John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, David Huddleston, Julianne Moore, Tara Reid, John Turturro, Sam Elliott… and don’t forget about the Nihilists. Like the Dude, well, ya, not like him at all, but anyway, Hot Art Wet City is saying “Fuck It Dude” and opening a pop-up art gallery… and FK IT DUDE is the first show!

Opening night included prizes for best costumes (including a gift certificate from Bandidas Taqueria, a bowling package from Grandview Lanes, and a DVD copy of The Big Lebowski). “Hey, this art really ties the room together.”

Artists included: Andrea Hooge, Andrew Clark, Arinn Westendorf, Brent Clowater, Calla Power, Caprice White, Carrie McKellar, Cody Rocko, Conrad Crespin, Ellery Vandooyeweert, Erin Gibbs, Exploding Haggis, George Leon, Howard Penning, Irene LaCharite, Jackson Smith, Jeremy Couturier, Joel Rasso, Joseph Taormina, Kris G Brownlee, Krista Shaw, Kyle Tezak, Lindsay Chetek, L.J. Throstle, Lori Dean Dyment, Maria Emege, Matt Bowen, Michelle Alexis Newman, Nicolas Lypowy, Roman Hermens, Russell Alton, and Steven Kraan.

See pics from the show and the art on Flickr >

Fk It Dude - poster art by Erin Gibbs

Danielle Krysa aka The Jealous Curator

An interview with artist and art blogger Danielle Krysa aka The Jealous Curator
MUSIC: “Sub Rosa” by Remote
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

Carrie McKellar

An interview with Vancouver artist Carrie McKellar
MUSIC: “X canto X” by h.
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen


Interview with Vancouver illustrator, toy designer & “character IP developer” Dacosta!
MUSIC: “Weekend Amnesia” by Revolution Void

Kiki Falconer

Interview with Vancouver illustrator Kiki Falconer
MUSIC: “Oval” by Mattisson
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

Kiki talks about why she’s moving to New York… but why she’ll come home to Vancouver:

Syx Langemann

Interview with Vancouver photographer Syx Langemann
MUSIC: “Fuzzy Rain Doesn’t Touch the Ground” by Natalie Vermeer
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

Syx Langemann talks about his nude photo series “Private Portraits.” See more of the photos here. Viewer discretion is advised:

Shwa Keirstead

An interview with Vancouver artist Shwa Keirstead
MUSIC: “Chango Island” by Kupa
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

Ben Worth

An interview with painter and yogi Ben Worth
*Mildly NSFW for language and graphic robot on dinosaur action*
MUSIC: “Caira” by Jalikebba Kuyateh and the Toubabs
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

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