New works by Victor Reyes and Dylan Maddux at Known Gallery

September 18 2010 . 03:37pm

The Seventh Letter and Known Gallery are proud to present new works by Victor Reyes and Dylan Maddux.
 

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Opening September 25th, 2010 | 8-11pm
Runs September 25th – October 16th, 2010

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War Paint’ is a visual commentary on the journey from Victor Reyes’ Southern California roots to present day and encapsulates his sentiments about Graffiti as a medium and a vehicle for artists. A process distilled over the last decade, these conceptual and literal images are a survey of the artist’s feelings about the potential of his community and the hidden meaning of the writing on the wall.

Victor Reyes has been painting since the early 90s; his work has been shown extensively around the world, in Bosnia, Germany, Switzerland, Taipei, Japan, and Miami. Recent shows include MISSPELLED at Robert Berman E6 Gallery San Francisco, blue.print.for.space/Primary Flight at Miami Art Basel 2009, Public Provocations at Carhartt Projects in Germany 2009, Will Rise at Robert Berman Gallery Los Angeles, and Letters First, a traveling show in Los Angeles/Tokyo/Seoul/Barcelona 2006-2008.


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Dylan Maddux has been a photographer for ten years and is now segueing into music videos. Born in Santa Monica, Dylan moved to Northern California when he was eight. He first put his hands on a camera after high school graduation and working on ski lifts at Lake Tahoe. After shooting snow boarders for fun and profit he went to San Francisco City College to study photography. In his second year, an instructor convinced him to leave the program early because he was getting so much work. His edgy original images lead to work with San Francisco’s street fashion lines. His work has been shown in Yerba Buena Center of Arts, 5024 SF Gallery, 111 Minna, and FTC Japan. 
Dylan’s love of travel and challenging locations have taken him to numerous assignments in over a dozen countries. In March, he directed and shot his first music video by JBoog featuring Richie Spice in Kingston, Jamaica. “A sketchy ass place for a short white guy takin’ shots in the musical ghettos. I loved the place and the people.”
“So what’s the deal with the Known Gallery show?”
 “The American Dream Project is in line with where I’m at in my life…it’s one of chaos and mayhem. The motivation was cash and gorgeous women. I loved every moment of it, although it wasn’t the end result. Now my energies need to be redirected to a new emotion.
The shots I created for this project exemplify my life at this time and this show is intended to put a cap on that. It’s all moving fast and so should I…next stop, Bangkok.”
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