It Came from 1984

Currently on view and for sale at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn are works inspired by movies released in 1984. There are sculptures, drawings, and a lot of prints derived from films that twenty- to thirty- year olds, including yours truly, remember fondly.

Artist PJ McQuade examines one of his pieces in the "It Came from 1984" show.

Artist PJ McQuade examines one of his pieces in the “It Came from 1984” show.


Some of the movies inspiring work include:

  • Ghostbusters
  • Spinal Tap
  • Muppets Take Manhattan
  • Robocop
  • Karate Kid
  • Police Academy
  • Terminator
  • The Search for Spock
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Romancing the Stone
  • Children of the Corn
  • Gremlins
  • Revenge of the Nerds

Although most of the work was devoted to popular favorites from thirty years ago, there was one piece for that year’s Oscar darling, Amadeus.

The show reminded me how 1984 was a pretty good year for movies, although I probably saw a fair number of these in subsequent years on TV or VHS.

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