KAWS Exhibition

Sandra Gering Gallery

poster for KAWS Exhibition

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A solo exhibition of new work by Brooklyn-based artist KAWS. The artist sees his technique as a sieve of modern culture, filtering and re-contextualizing the images and information that he comes in contact with daily. Beginning as a graffiti artist in the 1990s, KAWS took an interventionist approach to the imagery on billboards and bus shelter advertisements, interweaving his own graphics. KAWS now uses the worldwide popularity of his familiar brand-like symbols to explore other methods of integrating his iconography into the global consumer culture. This exhibition features the artist's most recent paintings and sculpture. Large-scale acrylic works on canvas incorporate his usual cast of characters set against abstract, chaotic scenes of geometric shapes. Additionally, KAWS has produced a series of thirty-three uniquely painted life-size bronze sculptures of his own severed head. With this series, KAWS reinvents the age-old tradition of bronze casting by finishing the sculptures with playful candy coated colors. A sculpture entitled Chum stands as a larger-than-life rendition of a classic KAWS character.

[Image: KAWS "Perils" (2008) Acrylic on canvas 68 x 86 in.]



from November 06, 2008 to December 23, 2008

Opening Reception on 2008-11-06 from 18:00 to 20:00
The Artist will be in attendance.



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    perke: (2008-12-11 at 13:12)

    great set of exhibition images form the educated community http://www.ecnyc.org/ec/home.html on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/educatedcommunity/sets/72157610992899255/

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