Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Gravy Yard @ Subject Matter Gallery

Subject Matter Gallery & Volcom Presents "Gravy Yard"
Featuring New Works By
Mike Aho, Todd Bratrud, Travis Millard & Micheal Sieben
Curated By: Mike Aho

Opening Reception
Saturday, March 25th 7pm-12midnight w/ DJ's
Subject Matter @ The LAB(Click For Directions)
Parking is difficult. Spaces are available at The Camp, Randolph Street & the Business Complex next To Memphis

Show Runs March 25th, 2006 - April 23rd, 2006
About "Gravy Yard"Mike Aho describes standing in front of Michael Sieben’s art space, Camp Fig, in Austin, Texas as a man and a woman passing by, notice the gallery. Witnessing the man peaking in, this man glances quickly at the paintings lining the walls then leans over to his wife and murmurs, “Yeah . . . they’re children’s drawings”, both turn and walk away down 5th street in Austin.

It is precisely why Mike Aho, Travis Millard, Michael Sieben and Todd Bratrud’s work meld so well together in “Gravy Yard”. While stylistically their images appear childish their messages are full of discontent and irony. Imagery rooted with backgrounds in skateboarding and childhood nostalgia, each artist’s similarities extend to influence the other. Breaking from a contrive art world, Mike Aho, Travis Millard, Micehal Sieben and Todd Bratrud convey a humorous reference to a empathetic society, utilizing humorous statements contained within their work extending “Expression before Conception”.

Subject Matter Gallery @ the LAB
2930 Bristol St, Suite A-101
Costa Mesa CA 92626
tel. 714.668.9887
Monday– Saturday : 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday : 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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