May 2011
1151 South Robertson Blvd. SORO LA CA 90035

On May 28th, 2011, Petra Gallerie, Snakebite Cortez, and Joshua Ortega proudly present an innovative new exhibit that remixes the best of pop culture, fine art, and narrative storytelling into an utterly compelling show of creativity and groundbreaking work. Imagine if the world of heroes was completely turned on its head, where different cultures and countries were the birthplace of some of the most iconic and recognizable creations in all of the world.
Where heroes were found everywhere.
And what if they were possibly true…?
Blurring the line between reality and fantasy, the Thirteenth Sign will feature original masks designed by a talented array of artists, all accompanied by an original, unique story that tells of the mask's origins… and who has worn it.
The two pieces are inextricably interwined.
And the Thirteenth Sign?
That's a story you'll have to piece together for yourself…

THE ARTISTS:

Snakebite Cortez: A transmedia artist who has worked in the fields of animation, fashion design, graphic novels, video games and more, Snakebite Cortez has created a memorable and unforgettable artistic style. Snakebite has also been nominated for Eisner awards, worked with Dreamworks and Von Dutch, was part of an MTV award-winning video,Grammy and has also been recognized by the Museum of Television and Radio.

Joshua Ortega: A writer whose work spans nearly the entire spectrum of popular culture, Ortega has written novels, screenplays, graphic novels, video games, and the critically acclaimed novel ((Frequencies)). Ortega is probably best known as the writer for the bestselling Gears of War 2 for Xbox, though he's also worked on other iconic properties such as Spider-Man, Batman, Star Wars, and Star Trek.

Digger T. Mesch: With over 20 years of experience in the arts and entertainment industry, Digger T. Mesch has carved a unique and remarkable niche for himself. The founder of Art Asylum, Dig Deep Entertainment, and the creator of Mini-Mates, Mesch has also worked with LucasFilm, Warner Brothers, Robb Zombie, and Ozzy Osbourne.

Other artists in the show include:
John Felix, Joe Allard, Robert Warner, Ross Arbuckle, Eldon Asp, Dino J. Bortoli, Axel Ortiz, Gabriel Garcia, Trevor Goring, Sameerah Hathaway, It'sa, Melanie Mills, Gary Montalbano, William O' Neill, Jan Utstein, James Lareau, Brock Potter, Gustavo "Django" Vasquez, Ryon Xavier Smith, Marilyn Hammer and DJ Azmyth.

Special performance art by: OLU

THE OPENING:

PETRA GALLERIE 1151 S. ROBERTSON BLVD. SORO, L.A., CA 90035 310.247.0252 WWW.PETRAGALLERIE.COM STREET AND ALLEY STRUCTURE PARKING 8PM-2AM 21 AND OVER

...BE THE HERO...

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