Male Odor Monsters
A group exhibition featuring original works by
Wednesday, July 16, 7pm – August 5
Hope Gallery – 1547 Echo Park Ave 90026
Featuring four artists known for their visionary work in comics, this show presents new pieces that explore collage, watercolour, silkscreen, acrylic, and crayon, with the same inventiveness of form as their narrative work.
A founding member of Providence’s Fort Thunder collective, Brian Chippendale was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial (as Forcefield), and shown at Deitch Projects (Panic Room, 2006), and D’Amelio Terras (2006). He has published two graphic novels with PictureBox, Ninja (2006), and Maggots (2007). He is also drummer in the band Lightning Bolt, and has collaborated on projects with musicians such as Bjork, Thurston Moore, and the Boredoms.
Matthew Thurber is the creator of the ongoing comic book series, ‘1800-Mice’ (PictureBox), and has had work included in the anthologies Kramer’s Ergot, and the Ganzfeld. As a performer he has appeared as Ambergris at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and as Saxophonist in Soiled Mattress and The Springs, shared bills with Gang Gang Dance and No Age.
C.F. is the alias of Christopher Forgues, creator of the serialised graphic novel ‘Powr Mastrs’ (PictureBox). His work has appeared in exhibitions at Loyal Gallery (Stockholm), The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art (Watari, Japan), and New Image Art (Los Angeles). Under his musical moniker Kites, he has several recordings with Load Records.
Author of the xeroxed comics, Slime Freak, and Rat’s Cocoon, Carlos Gonzales’ work featured in Kramer’s Ergot 6. His musical project, Russian Tsarlag has released cassette tapes on the Unskilled Labor label.
Hope gallery is jointly curated by the bookstore ‘Family’, and the record label ‘Teenage Teardrops’. familylosangeles.com teenageteardrops.com
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