RatBak@’Cha | Fate / Steel / Robert Garcia

March 13 2012 . 09:41am

Fate / Steel / Robert Garcia

Opening Reception
Saturday, March 17th,  8-11pm

Cassel Gallery in conjunction with Goorin Bros. Hat Company proudly presents ‘RatBak@’Cha, an exhibition featuring the artistic stylings of Fate (MSK/AWR), specifically his infamous rat character paintings. Fate is widely known for his notorious career as a graffiti vandal. He has been getting up on the streets, alleys, and dark places of the world for over two decades, immortalizing his mark-making.  This new exhibit, ‘RatBak@’Cha, will be Fate’s second gallery art accomplishment. Aside from graffiti, Fate is known for his modestly scaled paintings depicting animated rat characters in a number of different settings and situations.  His work is identifiable by bold colors and playful line work, which entices the viewer to look further into the stories and character depictions. Fate’s work is deliberately haphazard, and he frequently uses found objects as painting surfaces as a method of relating his artwork back to the street.

Fate will be accompanied by San Francisco based artists Steel, and Robert Garcia.  Steel and Garcia are also known for their animated characters. Steel is mostly associated with his humorous cheeseburger characters, while Garcia’s work has a slightly more serious undertone, inspired by Chicano culture and his childhood experiences within a lower class Hispanic community. Similar to Fate, both Steel and Robert are identified with the usage of bold color and stimulating line work.

The compilation of these three artists is sure to create a visually compelling, and entertaining exhibition. While all three will have individual pieces on display, they will also be participating in a collaborative installation within the gallery. The opening night is sure to be one of a kind, with live musical performances by A.D. and plenty of lively characters in attendance. Please join us in celebrating the opening of ‘RaBak@’Cha, Saturday, March 17th, 2012 from 8pm-11pm at Cassel Gallery in San Francisco, CA.

Cassel Gallery
1261 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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