Toys in the Attic art exhibit opens in Rehoboth Aug. 9

Rehoboth Beach artist Terry M. Isner will exhibit his new show “Toys in the Attic” at CAMP Rehoboth Saturday, Aug. 9. Above is a piece titled "Robots."
August 7, 2014

Rehoboth Beach artist Terry M. Isner will exhibit his new show “Toys in the Attic” at CAMP Rehoboth on Baltimore Avenue, in Rehoboth Beach Saturday, Aug. 9, from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

As in many of Isner’s shows, he uses a classic rock song to set the collection’s theme. This summer’s show is titled Toys in the Attic, from Aerosmith’s 1975 hit album and those nine songs in addition to other Aerosmith classics will set the creative direction.

Isner’s past show themes included Little Pink Houses by John Mellencamp and Crazy Little Thing Called Love by QUEEN. This summer’s show was created with acrylic on paper and stays true to Isner’s style of bright, happy, iconic images.

“My art is relatable to everyone, a smile on the wall that in its simplest form connects with you every time you see it,” says Isner.

Isner’s work is inspired by music, social events and pop culture, and he describes his work as folk-pop-art. “I love to intertwined the commercial world with graphics, toys, fonts, iconic images, colors and shapes for whimsical story telling.”

There are 11 pieces in the show all framed under glass. "Toys in the Attic features toys I found boxed up and put away; some were mine and some belonging to my daughters, but all had fun memories attached to them. My models ranged from Trolls and Gumby to Rockem Sockem Robots, and a Barrel of Monkeys,” says Isner.

With titles like Walk This Way, Sweet Emotion, Back in the Saddle, and Dream On” you can be sure there will be a lot of smiles and a rock’n good show. “

This is Isner’s sixth solo show and his third at CAMP Rehoboth where last summer his “PEZtography” show was a huge hit. CAMP Rehoboth is no stranger to the local art world, and host monthly shows that Isner has helped curate, in addition to exhibiting his work. Isner has donated several pieces over the last 11 years to the CAMP’s fundraising events such as the Black and White Ball, HeART of the Community, and Sundance. Isner has also donated his work to several other fundraising events, including the American Heart Association, Sulam Annual Gala and the Chris O’Brien Foundation.