‘Elements and Oddities’ features a collection of 23 acrylic works on canvas from two of the leading voices in the new pop surrealism movement. Hailing from Canada, Jacub Gagnon examines the natural world’s connection to the inanimate and the relationships between humans and the animal kingdom in his detail drenched works which are set in a dark ‘every place’ void. Gagnon’s examinations of the unnatural state of nature are the perfect compliment to Yosuke Ueno‘s illusory landscapes rife with icons both puzzling and perfect. Ueno’s work is a refreshing mix of positive elements and colossal hope that echo the history of his native Japan. The two come together in ‘Elements and Oddites’ to play off each other in the most compelling way.
‘Elements and Oddities’
Featuring new works from Jacub Gagnon and Yosuke Ueno
ALSO showing concurrently in our project room will be ‘Lowbrow Love Letter’, an exhibition of 11 new acrylic works on canvas from east coast pop surrealist extraordinaire David MacDowell in what will be his second solo exhibition with our gallery. ‘Lowbrow Love Letter’ features some of MacDowell’s most brazen and hyper surreal works to date. Be sure to come through this Saturday to discover for yourself why Arrested Motion refer to him as a “master satirist painter“.
We will also be showcasing a series of five new works from local artist David Cooley in our office area. Look for a digital preview of these works later this week. His paintings are layered with little 3D paint ‘spikes’ which are hand-painted over printed fabric with the precision of a surgeon and the patience of a saint. His work simply demands in-person viewing.
Please let us know if you have any questions, require additional images, or would like to purchase any of the works in either of this month’s exhibitions. Just shoot us an e-mail to email@example.com and we will get right back to you with full details. PLEASE NOTE: We’ll begin getting back to folks on Thursday afternoon, April 28th after all have had the chance to view the digital previews. We have a large list of regular patrons for all three artists and we’re just making sure everyone has had the chance to see the previews before we start following up, so please know speed of response doesn’t guarantee anything.
Reception with the artists:
THIS Saturday, April 30th from 6-8PM ~ All the artists will be in attendance ~
Yosuke Ueno just shot us over his third short film that he’s created as he prepares for ‘Elements and Oddities’. This new piece documents the painting “BUDDHASTAR2011” coming to life outside in the backyard of the home he’s been staying at while in LA for the past couple weeks (thanks Gino!). Yosuke has also completed two other short films that we will be debuting this Saturday during the artist reception from 6-8PM. All five short films will be on view playing in our bar area.
‘Elements and Oddities’
New works from Yosuke Ueno and Jacub Gagnon
Arrested Motion have just posted their interview with David MacDowell as he prepares to unleash the goodness that is his ‘Lowbrow Love Letter‘ this coming Sat, April 30th at Thinkspace. Read on to discover why Arrested Motion refer to him as a “master satirist painter”.
Juxtapoz just interviewed Yosuke Ueno as he prepares for the opening of ‘Elements and Oddities‘, his upcoming show with us alongside Jacub Gagnon that kicks off this coming Sat, April 30th at Thinkspace. Following up on his nearly sold-out solo show with us last year, this new series features some of Ueno’s most heartfelt work yet with several pieces greatly influenced by the recent natural disasters in his home country of Japan.
NYC legend COPE2 was in town last week for the big ‘Art In The Streets’ kick-off at MOCA and found time to do a couple walls around LA, including this one on the side of Mr. Brainwash’s studio on LaBrea.