Officially Limited is a full length contemporary documentary in the making about the cultural phenomenon of pop art culture. John Otterbacher has been hard at work for over a year, conducting pressing interviews and filming the nation’s biggest poster conventions and fairs. Now he is setting down the camera to delve into editing, another painstaking process on its own. Otterbacher is reaching out to the printmaking community, along with any kind-hearted philanthropist, to help fund the final stages of production. Back in December, we held a preview screening here at Galerie F. We are proud to be a sponsor for Officially Limited, and are happy to announce a limited art print release for the final hours of funding.
Otterbacher has commissioned Jay Ryan to make an exclusive art print for his Indiegogo campaign. This Monday marks the final day of the campaign – we will be showing our support by putting these beautiful prints up on the webstore. Proceeds from the poster sales will go directly to the Officially Limited funding campaign; combine your love for those cute Jay Ryan creatures and supporting positive projects this Monday at 2PM CST. This print is entitled “High Tide on White Lake” – read below to see the meaning behind this commission.
Jay agreed to do a print to help raise funds for my documentary Officially Limited(which he is a participant in) and I love the piece he has come up with. When we talked about the concept, my only requests were that it somehow have a Michigan and beach/water theme. Jay and I both spent time as kids going to the area around White Lake, just North of Muskegon MI. Those summers and time spent with family are really special to me and something that I want to continue with my family and daughter and I know Jay feels the same way. One thing I love about Jay’s work is that it is so accessible to people with different backgrounds and different age ranges. I knew that not everyone would be interested in the movie poster art highlighted in Officially Limited so I wanted to offer a perk that anyone could be into and that would be family friendly. Jay Ryan’s work is art that I can put up in my home without upsetting my 3 year old(on more than one occasion, I have gotten “I don’t like that man” while pointing at a print) and she has now has her own little gallery of Jay Ryan prints that she asked to have put up in her room. I hope “Hight Tide on White Lake” will make it’s way into the rooms of other little people and families in MI and beyond. Thank you Jay Ryan. -John Otterbacher, Officially Limited