Friday, July 22, 2005

Drawn & Quartered

An Exhibition Cut In Four Pieces
New Works by Poor Al, Alex Pardee, Chris Coggan & Robert Bowen


Show Runs:
July 23 - August 22, 2005
Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 23, 6-11pm
Subject Matter @ The LAB (2930 Bristol St, Suite A-101, Costa Mesa CA 92626)

Giveaways To The First 100 Guests
Special Notice: Before the show, from 5-6pm, Alex Pardee will be selling and signing his brand new book, BUNNYWITH 2: The New Batch

About Drawn & Quartered
The collective commentary on modernization, advertising and mass production as shown by “Drawn & Quartered: An Exhibition Cut in Four Pieces”, featuring Poor Al, Alex Pardee, Chris Coogan and Robert Bowen. With works ranging from watercolor and traditional canvas work to metal construction and advertising based imagery, the four artists convey their own thoughts and images about the world that we live in today.

Pardee’s style, described as “quick and gritty”, uses a combination of watercolor and ink drawings to “comment on the vacuous nature of pop culture”.

Combining metal construction and natural subject matter, Al’s work interprets modernization by exploring the mechanization of our modern lives. While Coogan’s work uses text and juxtaposition to create images that produce questions rather than answers to the same concept of modernization around us.

Bowen takes a more traditional approach with very detailed natural topics, such as insects and flowers, and contrasts them against skulls to create a hybrid of alive/dead objects, “that pay homage to the days when people really spent time on their canvases.”

For more Information or Purchase Inquires contact: Dana Jazayeri 714-668-9887 or mailto:dj@visualsubjectmatter

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