Exclusive Reveal: AJ Frena’s ‘Eighth Labour: Mares of Diomedes’

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We Geek Girls are proud to exclusively reveal AJ Frena’s stunning ‘Eighth Labour: Mares of Diomedes’ print that will be featured in FAMP Art’s upcoming art show titled The Labours of Hercules

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Eighth Labour: Mares of Diomedes
Edition of 50
Size: 36”x18”
Price: $45

This show marks FAMP Art’s first foray into the gallery space and they are looking to make a splash in a legendary way.

Mythology is one of the most fascinating aspects of ancient Greek culture and the Heroic age, specifically, is responsible for the stories about some of the most well-known figures in history, in particular, Heracles, or, more popularly known by his Roman name, Hercules.

With a desire to curate a unique show that would allow for fun artistic freedom and a break from the standard pop-culture art show, FAMP Art decided to continue their mythological streak, which started with DZO’s ‘Dragon’ release, and focus on the stories that made Hercules such a legend. 12 artists were selected and assigned one of Hercules’ labours that they could interpret in their own way. They could focus on the labour itself, the interaction between Hercules and the labour, or focus on the aftermath. A 13th artist was then selected to illustrate a piece focusing on the man himself, Hercules. The show will include a variety of screen printed pieces, a few giclee prints and couple of originals from artists all around the world.

The Labours of Hercules event will take place on December 12th at Bottleneck Gallery, located at 60 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249, with doors opening at 7pm and at 9:30. The gallery is located in Williamsburg and is accessible by car, bus and subway.  

The show is free to attend so be sure to bring some friends. There will be free beer, wine and other beverages for those in attendance. As a bonus, we will also be giving out a free print out by artist Glyn Smyth to the first 20 people in line. You can join the Facebook event page here to stay up to date on what will be released at the show – https://www.facebook.com/events/525547827600309/.

Below is the full line-up of artists who have graciously contributed to the show along with the respective labours they were assigned:

Timothy Pittides – First Labour: Nemean Lion

Kerby Rosanes – Second Labour: lernaean Hydra

Erica Williams – Third Labour: Ceryneian Hind

Dan Mumford – Fourth Labour: Erymanthian Boar

JC Richard – Fifth Labour: Augean Stables

Chris Skinner – Sixth Labour: Stymphalian birds

Lucas Ruggieri – Seventh Labour: Cretan Bull

AJ Frena – Eighth Labour: Mares of Diomedes

Nikita Kaun – Ninth Labour: Belt of Hippolyta

Karl Fitzgerald – Tenth Labour: Cattle of Geryon

Tom Roberts – Eleventh Labour: Apples of the Hesperides

DZO – Twelfth Labour: Cerberus

Glyn Smyth – Hercules

All art that isn’t sold at the gallery will be put online Monday, December 14th and will go on sale at 12pm Est at FAMP Art. Prints will ship worldwide.

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