RIME “DANGER ZONE” at GALERIE WALLWORKS in Paris, France opening April 2, 2015

April 02 2015 . 01:12am

 
“After a two month long residency in Paris, France, I am please to present my second solo show at Galerie Wallworks. Showing over 20 new paintings created in Paris and New York City. Opening reception – Thursday April 2nd, 7-10 pm.

My thought process while creating work for this show –
What a pain in the ass it is to tell the truth. To do what you want while embracing actions in an unapologetic way. At times you question what is off the cuff, and what was meticulously plotted long before you said it. Genuine connection to universal meaning. Honesty. To somehow dazzle and offend all at the same time, as a junky for odd circumstance. You want to believe you’re always on. That you’re this cache of engaging life experience, that is so abundant, so graceful as it’s spilled all over others. Dilemma. Infectious questions are the answer… Running as fast as you can from that fine line between corny and cool. Seasoned storyteller with a dysfunctional sense of humor. 90% proof. You want to believe that you have it all figured out under the flag of always being in the process of figuring it out. Fighting the guilt of sleeping past noon. Commitment to the line. Expecting more than the line of “I like the colors though”.”
-Rime

For catalogue and show information please contact Claude Kunitz at contact@galerie-wallworks.com

Galerie Wallworks
4 rue Martel – 75010 Paris / Show in map
(+33)9 54 30 29 51

For additional information please visit www.wallworks.fr | jerseyjoeart.com

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

August 22 2014 . 08:39am

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Neckface x New Image Art – “Keg Carver” from New Image Art on Vimeo.

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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Carl Rauschenbach (CR) | Yuri Hasegawa

October 22 2010 . 06:16pm

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PUSH | Yuri Hasegawa

October 22 2010 . 08:26am

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SABER speaks about PUSH | Video by J-Hurt

October 21 2010 . 04:12pm

Known Gallery presents "Divided Attention" PUSH’s first landmark solo show.

Opens to public: October 23rd, 2010
Runs: October 23rd – November 13th, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday , Oct 23, 8-11pm

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
310-860-6263
Info@knowngallery.com

Video: j–hurt.com Words: SaberOne.com

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