All Hail GWAR – Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show

dave brockie art show

dave brockie art show

The heavy metal world was shocked last month when GWAR’s Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, passed away on March 23, 2014. While many of us paid our respects privately, good thoughts and GWAR blasting through the speakers, others will venture out to the man’s public memorial on August 15th. On May 3rd, however, MF Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, is honoring Brockie by hosting a month-long special memorial art show. See below for a partial list of the nearly 100 artists who are contributing pieces to the art show. The art pieces at the show will be available to view and purchase at:

Note that one-third of the proceeds from the Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show well go to the Dave Brockie Foundation.

Why the MF Gallery? Because Brockie was an artist in addition to being a wacky heavy metal frontman, and he had a relationship with this gallery. In 2004, he held a solo show/performance at MF, in 2010 and 2011 he held GWAR’s Crack-a-Thon at MF, and he also participated in several group shows.

The show’s opening night is May 3rd, from 7-10 p.m., and it’s open to everyone. Admission is free, so if you’re in the Brooklyn area, there’s really no excuse for not attending, slave. The night will be cash and carry, but if you can’t make it and you’d still like to make a contribution to the Brockie Foundation, you can do so at:

MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond St. in Brooklyn, NY. Take the F or G train to Bergen St. The A or C to Hoyt/Schermehorn, or the R to Union.
After opening night, the art will be viewable by appointment only. Contact Martina Secondo Russo at (917) 446-8681 or

Participating Artists at the Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show (partial list):

Among them are: Lawrence Van Abbena, George Abruzzese, Tyghe Achenbach, Michael Alan, James Alexander, John Stuart Berger, Meg Bert, Chris Besaw, Cory Brown, Ben Busk, Fernando Carpaneda, Ryan Case, Karl Dahmer, Jason D’Aquino, Jennifer Daugherty, Shannon Daugherty, Angie Decay, Patrick Dignon, Extremo The Clown, Kate Ferry, PH Fred, Bob Gorman, Jorge A. Gwooki, Jenny Harada, Mark Harada, Curt Harbits, Annie Hunter, Eric Indin, Daniel Johnsson, Adam Lawton, Matt Maguire, Drew Maillard, Nick Ray McCann, Jessie McClenny, PJ McQuade, Scott Minzy, Geoff Mosher, Joe Murdach, Chris O’Neal, Bianca Panzram, Kembra Pfahler, Our Lady Of Perpetual PMS, Casey Orr, Sara Ray, Max Reinhart, Mark Riddick, Peter Rodriguez, Chris Roth, Lou Rusconi, John Russo, Frank Russo, Martina Secondo Russo, Rowan Sanders, Dan Scheckler, Joe Simko, Keri Sheheen, Dan Sites, Chantal Smith, Ryan Spahr, London Splatterer, Daniel Stoddard, Ben Streete, Tyson Summers, Sean Taylor, Aaron Tompkins, Camargo Valentino, Glenn Wernig, Michele Witchipoo, Dan Wolf Mask, Malice N. Wonderland, Jonathan Zeh, Sergio Zuniga & more!

Rock Hard \m/

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