These Are Their Stories

Seduction of stepson.
A woman falls to her death.
A killer has a foot fetish.
Young murder suspects.
A homeless man is a suspect.
Victim steps off a subway platform.
Subway commuter is mutilated.
A toy collector is accidentally shot.
A video-game player goes missing.
Olympic site selection committee.
Little black book.
An autopsy reveals foul play.
Fontana and Falco in the colorful world of horse racing.

These are all DirecTV synopses of individual episodes of Law & Order. Brandon Bird (creator of the above work and surely the most L&O-obsessed artist since Botticelli) has put together an art show where each contributor takes a synopsis, and creates a piece of art based around it.

Brandon sent me a list of about two hundred of these things and I about went insane.

Then I washed my face, stared hard into the mirror, and made a piece for the show.

The exhibition will be at Gallery Meltdown in L.A. beginning this Saturday, the 24th, and running through the 30th. I and many of the other artists will be at a reception on Wednesday the 28th!

From Brandon’s description of the show:

For twenty years, the heroes of “Law & Order” have navigated literally hundreds grotesque tragedies, moral quandries, and improbable crimes.

Each piece is an artist’s interpretation of a one-line episode summary from the DirecTV program guide. Like the series that inspired them, they are sometimes straightforward and sometimes offer a twist; sometimes they contain no easy answers, and sometimes they are just plain goofy.

“These are Their Stories” will run July 24 to July 30, 2010 at Gallery Meltdown, 7522 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Guys I have never even seen an episode of Law & Order but now I am in A GALLERY SHOW ABOUT IT


  • http://www.wighthousecomic.com Shannon

    how does one escape the omnipresent clutches of the great L&O? I thought it impossible.

  • http://www.dos-boot.com Ryan

    First: This is a truly awesome idea!

    Second: The odds of you never having seen an episode of Law and Order have to be less than the odds of getting struck by lightning twice on the same day. Seriously, that show is EVERYWHERE!

  • Michael M. Butler

    “Guys I have never even seen an episode of Law & Order but now I am in A GALLERY SHOW ABOUT IT” needs to be followed by the signature L&O “gavel sting”: http://www.moviewavs.com/php/sounds/?id=bst&media=WAVS&type=TV_Shows&movie=Law_And_Order&quote=logavel.txt&file=logavel.wav

  • http://unbalancedhumors.com Luke!

    This is rad!

    I hope you got “A toy collector is accidentally shot.”

  • Daryl

    You are doing us a grave disservice by not posting the final product.

    …Very grave indeed.

    *gavel sting*