“That rug really tied the room together,” is just one of the many funny and obscure catch phrases from the movie The Big Lebowski, a cult classic. Artist and gallery owner, Billy Nainiger, pulls his inspiration from the Big Lebowski into his next solo exhibition entitled “The Dude Abides.” The Dude Abides will be a one day art exhibition on Friday November 21st from 5-9p, as part of the 3rd Friday Events at 78th Street Studios.
Nainiger says, “I’ve seen the movie probably 50 times, and it’s one of my favorites. Also, the main character (the dude) is one of my favorite lead characters of all time; in movies and in television. I can easily relate to his laid back and carefree nature. It would be nice to go through life like that and not really sweat the small stuff.” Nainiger’s work will reflect numerous aspects of the movie including portraits of the some of the characters and art on bowling pins. Works of art will be mixed media in nature featuring mediums like spray paint, latex paint, and reclaimed pallet wood.
Other items will be featured at the opening reception like: “the rug,” bowling pin art, and more. Guests who come to the opening wearing a bathrobe will receive a FREE gift. This event is free and open to the public for guests 18 and over. Parental Advisory is advised.