NASTY NECKFACE | DRINKING ON THE JOB at New Image Art this Friday, August 22nd, 2014

August 22 2014 . 08:39am

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If you haven’t seen or heard anything from Neckface in the last year or so it’s because he’s been busy. Buried in the trenches and immersed in the field, the artist has been working devilishly hard on his upcoming solo show, Drinking On The Job, opening Friday August 22rd at New Image Gallery in Los Angeles. Featuring work that is born out of darkness tender only to barflies, the project is inspired by and fully consumed with the world of alcoholic hedonism through the eyes and mouth of Neckface himself.

Part artistic practice and part anthropological query, you could say that Neckface ‘went native’ in order to create this series. Working days and nights, the artist adhered to a strict creative process shrouded in the lighthearted but gloomy atmosphere akin to bars and pubs. Each piece is imagined and drafted in an impaired state, in the field, sometimes with little to no recollection of his sullied genius until the scrawled upon napkin is found the morning after. From there, the piece is refined into an exquisite form that falls somewhere between the work of Robert Crumb and a PlayBoy cartoon with the sensibility of an adult (alcoholic) version of Bart Simpson.

Vulgar in both theme and tone, this work does in fact ask ontological questions regarding bar culture. The premise of such an inquisition may seem mundane at first glance, but the comically grim one-liners of each drawing are entirely at home in the presentation. What is of paramount importance here, is that we remind ourselves how a debase arena of public life has produced a wealth of material for Neckface to draw upon; he is like a beacon in the crude barroom world. With little regard for ideals rooted in anything remotely P.C. this work asks you to suspend any serious sentiments and see the artistic validity and humor that lies somewhere near the bottom of a bottle.

NECKFACE – DRINKIN’ ON THE JOB – 9/22–10/13
Opening Reception Friday, August 22nd, 2014
7pm – 10pm
7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046

www.newimageartgallery.com

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Rolling Stone features Photographer Dennis Morris| Behind the Filth and the Fury: Rarely Seen Sex Pistols Photos

August 22 2014 . 03:37am

 

To read the full article visit www.rollingstone.com

DENNIS MORRIS / THE BOLLOCKS
On view: August 9 – August 23, 2014

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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HUCK Presents | The Ed Templeton Scrapbook Part One: Skate

August 20 2014 . 05:14am

A new three-part series hanging out with HUCK#46 cover star Ed Templeton at his home in Huntington Beach, supported by Emerica.

www.huckmagazine.com

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Photos of The Bollocks reception shot by Greg Bojorquez

August 19 2014 . 10:19pm

 

Here are a few photos of Dennis Morris’s photo exhibit “The Bollocks”  shot by Greg Bojorquez on the day of the opening reception. The exhibit will be on view: August 9 – August 23, 2014

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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A guided tour of The Sex Pistols photo exhibit | The Bollocks at Known Gallery

August 16 2014 . 01:28am

DENNIS MORRIS / THE BOLLOCKS
On view: August 9 – August 23, 2014

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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