Maxtape - Max Dalton



a solo show by Max Dalton
Opening Reception: July 8th, 6 - 9pm
On view: July 8th - 30th, 2017





SPOKE NYC is pleased to announce “MAXTAPE” a solo exhibition by acclaimed illustrator, Max Dalton. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and working as an illustrator and graphic artist, Dalton’s inspiration are the worlds of whimsy and pop culture. “MAXTAPE” will be Dalton’s inaugural exhibition at SPOKE NYC, following his immensely successful solo show at SPOKE SF in 2015, in which he will continue to apply his distinct illustrative style to beloved films, characters and musical artists. For “MAXTAPE,” Dalton has created a wide range of limited edition prints, original pen and ink drawings, paintings and collectibles that infuse his mid-century aesthetic. By doing so, he allows the viewer to experience pop culture iconography in a humorous and playful light. As an homage to musical greats, Dalton has designed a series of vinyl album LP covers, creating alternative artwork for a variety of iconic albums. He has also drawn a series of pen and ink caricatures, each of an iconic musician, mid song. Alongside these musical tributes is the painting series “Universal Monsters” which capture some of the great monsters of Universal films in classic portraiture style. Additionally, Dalton has created a variety of limited edition prints, toys and collectibles. Highlights include large format prints with subjects ranging from Amélie to Star Wars, Beatles playing cards and cassette tape cases filled with mini prints featuring pop culture figures.

About the artist

Max Dalton is a graphic artist living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Today he works as a freelance illustrator for advertising, editorial and personal artistic projects. Dalton illustrated the children’s book “The Lonely Phone Booth” which was selected for the Smithsonian’s 2010 Notable Books for Children. It was also adapted and produced as a musical at the Manhattan Children’s Theater. He also designed illustrations and cover art for the New York Times bestseller, “The Wes Anderson Collection.” Dalton is a member of the Society of Illustrators.

About the gallery

SPOKE NYC + SF SPOKE is an art space specializing in new contemporary painting, sculpture and illustration with an emphasis in accessible programming. Started in 2010, the gallery now houses two locations, one in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood and one in New York City’s Lower East Side. Each space rotates monthly exhibits that feature a wide variety of solo and group shows, many of which feature an international roster of represented artists.