OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, MAY 23RD, FROM 7-10PM. ON VIEW MAY 23 - JULY 18, 2015.
ANDREW BRANDOU * BEN FROST * BRANDI MILNE * BRIAN DONNELLY * BUFF MONSTER BUMBLEBEELOVESYOU X MIKAEL BRANDRUP * CARLOS RAMOS * ERIC JOYNER * GREG GOSSEL LUKE CHUEH * MICHAEL MARARIAN * NOUAR * REDD WALITZKI * RICHARD J. OLIVER RON ENGLISH * SHAG (JOSH AGLE) * SYLVIA JI * TRAVIS LAMPE * VAN ARNO * YOH NAGAO
CHG Circa presents “Product Displacement” a group exhibition exploring the invasion of the Media and the Arts by advertising. We’ve all experienced it. You’re reading some devastating breaking news story online, terrorism or racism or fascism, some horrible atrocity, and then the paragraph is broken up by an ad for the newest car or lingerie or dish soap. That was the inspiration for the upcoming group exhibition.
Twenty top New Contemporary artists have created new works to make a post-millennial statement about the “interruption” of the media and arts by the insertion of commercial advertising - much the way Andy Warhol, Mel Ramos and other Pop artists did in the Sixties - by merging the two elements in a bold and substantive way. “Art and commerce affect each other a great deal,” explains artist Eric Joyner. “Billions of (ad) dollars are spent each year trying to get it right. Consequently, I chose to pay homage to the great Mel Ramos with my painting for the show.”
Artist Richard J. Oliver, chose to make a statement about some US based truck manufacturers blatantly advertising and glamorizing oversized gas guzzlers, while the rest of the world is moving towards the production of more economical and environmentally responsible vehicles. In addition, the painting reflects the continuity and perseverance of the human spirit, ‘Built to Last’ referring more to the survival instinct of our humankind in place of machinery.
Eric Joyner - "Robo Ramos" oil on panel - 39.5" x 37"