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Kelsey Brookes

20101110184354-6a213e007fb5152ba6dfaeb89c2b96e8 Kelsey Brookes   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Kelsey Brookes at Circle Culture Gallery / Berlin-Mitte November 19th, 2010 - January 12th, 2011
Posted 11/22/10

Kelsey Brookes is a former biochemist who lives by the beach of San Diego, California. He attributes his raw art style to an education system “that refuses to teach scientists to draw.” He abandoned biochemistry and science’s loss became art’s gain. The works potency arguably lies in the way its clash of ancient and ultra-modern references downplay sex and death, which are featured heavily in the work. Brookes describes his art as “an unrefined and, some would say, unskilled mix of sex,... [more]

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Kelsey Brookes, Sean Cassidy, Cheryl Dunn, David Ellis, Faile, The Date Farmers, Jung Hong, Cleon Peterson, Jeff Soto, Swoon, Deanna Templeton, Megan Whitmarsh at VASF March 20th, 2008 - May 28th, 2008
Posted 3/30/08

You may remember when the Gap on Haight and Ashbury closed and for a few weeks a giant yellow "Amaze" graffiti throw-up graced the windows of the building--now that storefront hosts the RVCA clothing store with the VASF gallery in their back room. The current exhibition at the VASF is curated by Marsea Goldberg of New Image Art in Los Angeles, and brings together a wide variety of New Image artists from LA, New York and San Francisco. The thread of curation is difficult to find in this exhibit, pu... [more]

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