“Past to Present” Exhibition

Krause Gallery

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Krause Gallery presents “Past to Present”, a Group Show.

Past To Present showcases the perpetual growth of the artists. Each artist has a piece from their past as well as their present work on display. Growth and evolution in an artists work is necessary for their continual success, Without such
evolution their work becomes redundant and tired. Each artist represented in this group show will
show their audience a piece from their archives and a new piece from their latest series.

Ben Frost: (born Brisbane, Australia) is a visual artist whose work seeks to challenge contemporary
norms and values of world culture and society. Frost’s visual work places common iconic images from
advertising, consumerism, entertainment, and politics into startling juxtapositions that are often
confrontational and controversial. He currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia, and exhibits
locally and internationally.

Frost has been exhibiting throughout Australia and internationally over the last 14 years, including solo
shows in London, New York, and San Francisco, as well as group shows in Amsterdam, Berlin,
Mongolia, and Singapore. In 2007, Frost participated in Tiger Translate in Beijing, collaborating with
local Chinese artists. His work has appeared in countless magazines and newspapers including Vogue,
Harper’s Bazaar, Oyster, WeAr, Monster Children, The Sydney Morning

COPE2: Fernando Carlo (also known as Cope2) is an artist from the Kingsbridge section of the
Bronx, New York. He has been a graffiti artist since 1978-79, and has gained international credit for his
work. Though he is now known worldwide as being one of the NYC graffiti legends, he didn’t receive
recognition in the mainstream graffiti world until the mid-1990s Cope2′s cousin “Chico 80″
influenced Cope into writing. In 1982 he made his own crew called Kids Destroy and eventually it
changed to Kings Destroy after he dubbed himself “King of the 4 Line”.[1] Cope2 is well known for
his “throw-up” and is also one of the most known users of “wildstyle” graffiti, a style which originated
in the Bronx. Cope2 has achieved considerable mainstream success for his artwork and has
collaborated and released many projects alongside such names as Adidas and Time Magazine, Sheperd
Fairey, Retna, Kenny Scharf and more.

Rob Tarbell: In my practice, making art is as much directing intent as it is about scientific tinkering.
All of my diverse work is linked by the transformation and manipulation of traditional materials as i
explore non-traditional ones. The loss of an original and the use of elaborate processes are inherent to
the creation of the smokes. The work intends to both balance accident with control and give
permanence to the ephemeral.

Hanksy: New York City based artist HANKSY uses the streets as his canvas, employing clever puns
and turns of phrases to delight fans and observant passersby. Shortly after moving to New York in
2010, HANKSY began noticing the city’s vibrant street art scene, in which hand painted works of art,
elaborate stencils, and detailed screen prints enrich blighted spots and capture the attention of urban
dwellers. Wanting to contribute to the ever growing movement, but determined to maintain a lighthearted
approach, HANKSY began satirizing British street art legend Banksy by mashing up his most
famous works with references from Tom Hanks films. His clever remixes delighted New Yorkers,
turning HANKSY into a social media phenomenon and quickly earning him a place in the competitive
New York street art world. HANKSY’s new work broadens his satirical scope, lampooning pop culture
icons like Bruce Willis and Ryan Gosling, while staying true to his punny origins. With HANKSY on
the streets, no celebrity is safe.

Noah Scalin: Noah Scalin is a published author, a professor, a father, a public speaker, a business
owner and of course an accomplished artist. Krause Gallery is inspired by his work and proud to
have his second exhibition at the gallery in NYC.
Noah Scalin’s work explores the theme of transience – specifically the temporary nature of individual
lives and the tenuous nature of all human life on the planet. By using everyday items, including mass
produced consumer goods & found materials, he repurposes things that would normally end up in the
ever-growing garbage dumps of the world, allowing them to tell a story of the potential long-term
impact, both positive & negative, of human creations. And like human lives, his installations are
intentionally temporary, reverting back to their component parts after a short lifespan, only to exist in
memories and photos after they’re gone.

David Peterson: David E. Peterson describes his work as follows:
“Industrial Design informs my work. Inspiration might come from a brightly-colored sneaker, an eyecatching
dress, an intricate watch or a well-arranged print ad. Once my interest is captured, I
immediately begin translating the design into my work.” I begin the process by systematically
identifying the most important elements of the industrial design. I am looking at color, line, shape,
scale, and finish. These key traits are broken down, then reconstructed as the foundation for my own
composition in Photoshop. This computer rendering becomes my mock-up and I refer to it as I build
my panel, paint it and apply the finish. My workshop becomes an artist’s assembly line; the end result
is a precise Art Object in the fashion of post minimalism.



from February 07, 2015 to March 04, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-02-07 from 18:00 to 21:00

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