Super Magic Forest

Comic Art & Paintings by Ansis PuriÅÅ¡

RECEPTION:
December 1, 2017 from 5-9 PM

ON VIEW:
December 1, 2017 to December 30, 2017 Saturdays from 12-4 PM

âYogi Bear meets Night of The Living Deadâ is how Ansis PuriÅÅ¡describes his artwork. Super Magic Forest, opening December 1 at Washington Street Gallery, 321 Washington Street, shows Ansisâs original drawings, related paintings, and comic books from his forthcoming graphic novel. 

Ansisâs graphic novel, two years in the making, is inspired by the Saturday morning cartoons and Godzilla films on TV during his childhood in the 1980s. They were for him a paradise lost.

âI wasnât able to watch Saturday morning cartoons as a child,â says Ansis. âInstead, I had to attend Latvian school.â

Although he could barely catch a glimpse of the shows, the images were seared into his memory.  âWhen I came home from Latvian school, I just had to recreate the precious images that I had caught on TV before they slipped away," he says. "Iâm super grateful for it now as an adult."

Super Magic Forest shows glimpses of the Magic Forest where his world of the Saturday morning cartoon is found.