The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) is mounting an exhibition of members’ work on sci-fi movies and TV shows at the newly opened Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame in northern California’s Bay Area from June 9-Aug. 25.
Some 150 paintings and drawings by the guild’s production designers, art directors, scenic, title and graphic artists, set designers, illustrators, matte artists and digital artists, all of whom work in the movie and television industry, will be on display.
Mimi Gramatky, president of the ADG, and herself a production designer, will be at the opening.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for members of the public, particularly sci-fi fans, to see first hand the kind of work that goes into building the iconic worlds they end up loving,” said Gramatky.
The guild mounted similar exhibitions at the prestigious Eaton Science Fiction Conference in Riverside, Calif., at the World Science Fiction Conference in Reno, Nev. and has fielded panels for the past seven years at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Among the movies to be represented in the exhibition are Real Steel, the original Tron and Tron Legacy, Avatar, Men in Black, 10,000 Days and the TV series Dr. Who, Firefly and Serenity. Star Trek will have an entire wall depicting art from both the TV and motion picture franchises, including the original TV series and the two latest movies.