For decades, Nickelodeon has made the world a wackier, slimier place for millions of kid viewers. Now a handful of artists who grew up watching Nick’s programming have the chance to show off work inspired by the network. On Friday, December 9, the Mondo art gallery in Austin, Texas is kicking off their "Nick-Nick-Nick-Nick-N-Nick-Nick-Nick...Nickelodeon Show!", showcasing pieces from eight artists.
The art on display will include prints paying tribute to The Ren & Stimpy Show, SpongeBob SquarePants, Rocko’s Modern Life, and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters among others. Featured artist Dave Perillo told the gallery he’s “thrilled to be part of the Nickelodeon show with Mondo.” He continued:
“I grew up watching Nickelodeon when my family first got cable in the early ‘80s, with shows like Pinwheel and You Can't Do That on Television. Always wanted to get slimed for saying 'I don't know?' or food poisoning from Barth's Burgery.”
Following the free Friday night opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m., the gallery will be hosting a Family Day on December 10 with face painting, a photo booth, and a slime building workshop from 10 a.m. to noon. Art lovers looking for a fresh take on childhood nostalgia can check out the exhibition before it closes on December 17.