“Letters to the Editor” Group Show at Fifty24SF Gallery
w/ Cum*, Eine, Brent McHugh, Ryan Jacob Smith, and Mario Wagner
January 10 – January 31, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10, 2007 from 7-9:30 p.m.
FIFTY24SF Gallery is pleased to announce Letters to the Editor, a group show featuring the work of Cum*, Eine, Brent McHugh, Ryan Jacob Smith, and Mario Wagner. This show brings together artists whose work varies in style and theme to express their own unique narrative, their own “letter to the editor”. Each of the five artists selected utilizes elements specific to the street culture genre as a means to convey their point of view. From the most fundamental component – the letter – to the most incidental imagery, this body of work opens up a dialogue between artist and audience and portrays the panorama of opinion, interpretation and commentary inherent to contemporary urban art today.
Cum* is a collective of three artists based in Ghent, Belgium who began working together in 2001. Utilizing strong symbols and icons, such as the pin-up girl stencil, their work deals with a multitude of themes that center around sexuality: pornography, voyeurism, and vulgarity, to name a few. Their craft employs the use of silkscreen, pencil, acrylic and spray paint to accomplish their pieces. They have shown throughout the US and extensively in Belgium with shows at Maes & Matthys and the Stedelijk Museum. They have also been featured in Happy Camper, Trigger, and NY Arts magazines.
Check out the Cum* website for more info and pics: www.cuminthestreets.com