Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The Conquerors

How cool the exhibition title is!!
I will debut to the East Coast!
I wish I could go for the opening, but I cannot.
If you are living closer to, please go to check out the show and let me know how the show is.
The show will open on September 4th. which is Sena's 17th. birthday!!! YAY!!

The Conquerors
September 4 - October 24, 2009
LoPop Shop: September 4, 2009. 6 - 10pm
201 E. Davie St., Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Phone: (919) 821.2787

In association with local artist Paul Friedrich, Artspace presents The Conquerors, an exhibition showcasing cutting-edge American artwork. The Conquerors features the work of five nationally known artists exhibiting for the first time in Raleigh: Mark Bodnar, Mari Inukai, Liz McGrath, Bill McRight, and Bonnie Brenda Scott. These artists are recognized as dynamic leaders of the Lowbrow painting style from the pages of Juxtopoz and Hi Fructose magazines.

Originating in California in the early 1980's and currently moving towards the East Coast, Lowbrow is a rapidly spreading underground art movement that combines traditional painting subject matter with modern ingredients of underground comics, hot-rod culture, and punk rock. The Conquerors reflects current trends in the Lowbrow genre from the East and West Coasts.

In conjunction with The Conquerors, Artspace will feature LoPop Shop from 6-10pm during the First Friday Gallery Walk on September 4, 2009. Organized with the assistance of artist Casey Porn, LoPop Shop primarily highlights North Carolina’s LoPop style. LoPop builds on the themes of Lowbrow art, but often employs more humor than sarcasm, as well as brighter colors and bolder line work. The LoPop Shop is an opportunity to buy original works, shirts, posters, and more from the exhibiting artists as well as regional LoPop artists including Ahpeele, Paul Friedrich, and more!