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Opening this Friday, December 16, FIFTY24SF Gallery Presents Terri and Gary’s Elastic Reality: Neither God nor Master.
With a rainbow colored mass of second hand self help books, the conceptual consulting practices of T&G are once again infecting the global Art oeuvre. This time T&G are addressing the expanding definition of reality and how we choose to redefine its perimeters in our quest for never ending happiness. With countless self help books being published and distributed (preying upon the vast array of inflated insecurities that they themselves create), T&G felt it was time to hold up a mirror to this masturbatory loop. With the photos of the author’s calculatedly imploring faces, wallpapering the interior of gallery, the sheer mass of these quasi-psychological devices becomes a focal point with their latest installation/performance at Gallery FIFTY24SF. Viewers are encouraged to help themselves to any book they want from the installation, with only one requirement: they must be photographed with the book of their choice. T&G aim to reveal the only valid source of truth in ones life come groom within.
We also hear something about bacon wrapped hot dogs. Something to keep in mind.
This should be good. Jonathan Yeo, who made major waves a few years ago with the porn collages that were portraits of famous politicians, has a new solo opening this Friday, December 9, at Lazarides Gallery. For this show, “Making a departure from his internationally renowned collages, Yeo’s latest body of work explores the rapidly expanding phenomenon of cosmetic surgery.”
From The Citrus Report
FIFTY24SF Gallery presents “Lush Sells His Soul in San Francisco” a solo exhibition and installation by Melbourne, Australia’s LUSH opening August 5th at 7pm.
LUSH is a graffiti writer who likes porn, kittens, and making people angry. His work features male and female genitalia juxtaposed with comedic messages and comic book illustrative style. He sometimes makes people, especially other members of the graffiti community, upset with his pornography graffiti, tongue-in-cheek videos, and unfiltered twitter and interview statements. When he is at his most theatrical, LUSH makes artwork inspired by other graffiti writers, created in an absurdist style demanding a call and response. Some see the work as equally offensive, equally humorous. His recent photo shoots require naked female models/strippers/porn stars to interact with his graffiti. In a recent conversation, LUSH has called Larry David an idol. Is he serious? Who the fuck does this guy LUSH think he is?
Known as both a controversial talent and grand shit talker, LUSH comes to FIFTY24SF Gallery as a much-talked about artist who has invigorated the Flickr and Twitter community over the past 24 months with the spread of his graffiti. For his first solo show in San Francisco, LUSH explores the idea that gallery shows should be events more than a place to see art. Example: If you like women naked in front of your graffiti, bring the nudity to the gallery. LUSH and team have created a real-life installation peep show, featuring models from San Francisco’s iconic nude revue, the Lusty Lady. The exhibition will also feature a new series of works on canvas. Mostly, LUSH plans on keeping up on some contemporary shit-talk.
LUSH asks that you remember to bring your $1 bills to the show and 50 hand made t-shirt from LUSH will be given out during the show.
From The Citrus Report