The Vacvvm x Mondo Gallery Presents: The Silent Aviary II

 

Since its inception, Austin’s Mondo Gallery has kept its focus on the forward movement of its brand. They brought classic gig poster artists into the world of film and pop culture for event posters, that begat the full-fledged birth of the alternative movie poster — a strange amalgam of modern illustration, limited edition screenprints, and contemporary takes on classic films. It didn’t take long before they pushed that formula into collectible toys, soundtracks, and board games and in recent years they have successfully moved into the realm of the high art gallery exhibit.

Mondo opened the doors on the group exhibition ‘The Silent Aviary II‘ on September 21st, 2018, the first Friday of the weeklong Fantastic Fest, the film festival put on by Mondo’s sister company Alamo Drafthouse. The exhibit had nothing to do with the festival or even cinema, outside of a bulk of the curated group of artists in the show being illustrators who have created film posters under the Mondo banner. ‘The Silent Aviary II’ was curated by art collective The Vacvvm, founded by Mondo co-founder and creative director Mitch Putnam and artist Aaron Horkey. Together they have turned The Vacvvm into everything Mondo is and isn’t — a successful name in the world of limited edition collectibles and a bastion for free-thinking artists in search of an outlet for their personal creative endeavors.

With ‘The Silent Aviary II’ (a continuation of The Silent Aviary show held at The Vacvvm headquarters in Minneapolis in 2016) Putnam, Horkey, and company gave the artists the topic Birds of Texas as a starting point, and from gig poster artist Ken Taylor and illustrator Tom Whalen to traditional fine artists Vanessa Foley and Ken Garduno the exhibit showed how a single reference point can be a tool to showcase the core of an individual artist.

The following set of photographs from The Silent Aviary II courtesy of Dylan Johnson Photography / @giantclick

 

Mondo Gallery | photo by Dylan Johnson

Mondo Gallery | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Mondo Gallery | photo by Dylan Johnson

Mondo Gallery | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

The Vacvvm x Mondo Gallery presents 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

The Vacvvm x Mondo Gallery presents ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

The Vacvvm x Mondo Gallery presents 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

The Vacvvm x Mondo Gallery presents ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

The Vacvvm x Mondo Gallery presents 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

The Vacvvm x Mondo Gallery presents ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

The Vacvvm x Mondo Gallery presents 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

The Vacvvm x Mondo Gallery presents ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

The Vacvvm x Mondo Gallery presents 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

The Vacvvm x Mondo Gallery presents ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Brandon Holt in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Brandon Holt in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Eric Nyffeler in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Eric Nyffeler in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Teagan White in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Teagan White in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Diana Sudyka in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Diana Sudyka in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Aaron Horkey in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Aaron Horkey in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Randy Ortiz in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Randy Ortiz in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Kevin Boettcher in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Kevin Boettcher in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Jonathan Burton in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Jonathan Burton in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Becky Cloonan in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Becky Cloonan in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Sonny Day in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Sonny Day in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Justin Erickson in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Justin Erickson in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Ken Garduno in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Ken Garduno in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Natalie Hall in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Natalie Hall in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Jeremy Hush in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Jeremy Hush in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Zoe Keller in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Zoe Keller in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Kikyz1313 in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Kikyz1313 in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Niky Motekallem in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Niky Motekallem in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Jay Ryan in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Jay Ryan in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Ryan Duggan in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Ryan Duggan in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Rob Jones in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Rob Jones in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Sam Wolfe Connelly in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Sam Wolfe Connelly in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Jason Edmiston in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Jason Edmiston in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Jason Edmiston in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Jason Edmiston in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Vanessa Foley in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Vanessa Foley in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Anne Benjamin in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Anne Benjamin in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Jes Seamans in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Jes Seamans in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Matthew Woodson in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Matthew Woodson in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Joao Ruas in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Joao Ruas in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Ken Taylor in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Ken Taylor in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Dan Black in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Dan Black in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Erica Williams in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Erica Williams in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Sara Deck in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Sara Deck in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Nico Delort in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Nico Delort in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

AJ Frena in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

AJ Frena in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

John Vogl in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

John Vogl in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Sonny Day in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Sonny Day in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Nicole Gustafsson in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Nicole Gustafsson in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Oliver Barrett in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Oliver Barrett in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Rory Kurtz in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Rory Kurtz in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Fumi Mini Nakamura in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Fumi Mini Nakamura in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Alex Louisa in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Alex Louisa in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Paige Reynolds in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Paige Reynolds in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Justin Santora in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Justin Santora in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Mike Sutfin in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Mike Sutfin in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Richey Beckett in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Richey Beckett in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

Tom Whalen in 'Silent Aviary II' | photo by Dylan Johnson

Tom Whalen in ‘The Silent Aviary II’ | photo by Dylan Johnson

 

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