Working primarily with acrylics on canvas, David MacDowell is not afraid of tapping into the dark side of American media worship. He tops off celebrity renderings sprinkled with crying babies, candy colored nightmares, and a hilariously acidic sense of humor. Some have called his work a virtual “Disneyland on acid”. By bravely peeling away the veneer of pop culture, he validates the abused underbelly of society with x-ray glasses.
David MacDowell‘Lowbrow Love Letter’
Reception with the artist: Sat, April 30th 6-8PM
On view April 30th – May 14th in our project room
Look for more information to be released soon regarding a limited edition print release of ‘Abide’ (pictured above).
Yosuke Ueno just shot us over another short film that he’s created as he prepares for ‘Elements and Oddities’. This new piece documents the paintings “Electric Civilization” and “Great Civilization” coming to life inside his studio over in Japan mixed with powerful imagery from the past tumultuous month there. These new paintings are powerful commentaries on the current state of things in Japan and shed light on a very personal struggle currently facing Yosuke and all those that live in Japan and that have loved ones residing there. The current events in Japan have indeed weighed heavy on Ueno and are a major influence on his new series of work debuting April 30th at Thinkspace alongside new works from Toronto’s Jacub Gagnon.