NOWhere Limited will be closed this weekend due to a rather huge snow storm here in Nederland, CO. At our house we have about five feet. We were without electricity through the night and most of today. Aside from the chore of shoveling tons of snow (literally), were are having a blast. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book by candlelight.
Unfortunately we had to postpone the opening of BLISS: IGNORANCE until next Saturday, April, 25th. It’s a fun one and worth the wait.
The show features works on canvas and mixed media by BLISS, a self-described “horde” of art-makers that “runs on pure ultra-concentrated joy.”
Employing hyper-colored spray paint, stencils and a saucy sense of humor, BLISS adorns canvases and found objects – such as liberated road signs and defunct satellite dishes – with impulsive and absurd alterations.
The pieces included in the IGNORANCE exhibit are commentaries, with varying degrees of subtlety, on contemporary consumeristic culture. In their styles, execution and subject matters, these works nod to Pop art as well as Street art and graffiti… However, as the title of the show indicates, they can also be enjoyed without knowledge of art history, technique or other contexts.
Key components of the BLISS: IGNORANCE show include Rinse and Repeat, a series of paintings on canvas featuring a new take on Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe works from the 1960’s, and Give and Take, a dishy installation inviting viewer participation.
The exhibit will be on view/available for purchase at the gallery in Nederland, Colorado April 25 through May 24, 2009 and on the NOWhere Limited web site starting Tuesday, April 28, 2009.
Don’t worry, next weekend is supposed to be beautiful up here. In the meantime we’ll keep digging.
25 April – 24 May 2009