Drew Merritt's "Slaying Idols" @ Thinkspace 05/04-26

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Postby mfaith on Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:34 pm

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Project Room
May 4, 2018 - May 26, 2018

Opening Reception with the Artist(s):
Friday, May 4, 2018
6:00pm - 9:00pm

On view in the Thinkspace project room is Slaying Idols, featuring new works by Los Angeles-based artist Drew Merritt. Known for his hyperreal rendering and darkly stylized painting aesthetic, Merritt creates sparse works set against nondescript areas of negative white space. Primarily figurative in focus, Merritt’s pieces rely on intense shadow and regions of lightlessness to create a feeling of dramatic contrast. A talented painter and muralist who began his art career as a graffiti artist, Merritt’s compositions often convey a level of human discomfort or unease through figures staged in contorted poses or through imagery posited through slightly distorted vantage points to impress a feeling of visual tension. Often capturing vulnerable or mysterious moments in some larger narrative arc, his works feel ambiguous and poetically saturated. Hoping that his work speaks for itself, Merritt resists the tendency towards excessive explication, preferring that it resonate with the viewer directly unmediated in its delivery.
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Postby RambosRemodeler on Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:37 pm

This show is going to be incredible.
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Postby mfaith on Fri May 04, 2018 5:23 am

All pieces from the show have been added to the DB: http://expressobeans.com/public/search. ... tist=16962
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