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On Saturday\, January 5\, 2013\, New Image Art is pleased to present "3 Cowboys\, 2 Drugs and A Skater" a group show with participating artists\, Christopher Cascio\, Bryson Brooks and Holly Hein Brooks\, Marc Cross\, Chad Muska and Panda Sex.  Bringing together three en ergetic groups of American youth culture\; Western cowboys\, The Drugs Crew and Skate boarding.

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About the artists-

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Christopher Cascio (Cowboy)

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Christopher Cascio works with themes of obsess ion\, compulsion and collection\, primarily through collage.  He makes no s ecret of his history with mind-altering substances\, and he clearly has a p ropensity for hoarding.  Combine these tendencies with an intense creative impulse and you've got a uniquely twisted art form - collages that tell a v ery personal story of habitual consumption and compulsive collecting.  Casc io seeks out images that directly relate to his own experiences then prints \, cuts and organizes them into categorical compositions\; the remnants of these cuttings meticulously saved for futures unknown.  The artist's youthf ul passions provide a source for his work\, the evidence of which is carefu lly collected\, aestheticized and exposed for our viewing pleasure. Cascio graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1999 and is expecting to complete his Master of Painting from the University of Houston in 2013.  Re cently he has shown at Front Gallery\, Cardoza Fine Art\, Lawndale Art Cent er and UTSA Satellite Gallery (San Antonio).

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During 2001 Christophe r Cascio along with Martin Simmons showed at New Image Art as the collabora tive duo\, "The Uncomfortable Jams". The Jams not only had a solo exhibitio n of their comic based artwork but also performed a musical performance bas ed mostly about their fast food obsession.

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Bryson Brooks an d Holly Hein Brooks (Cowboy + Cowgirl)

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Bryson Brooks and Holly Hein Brooks are a married artist duo that live and work in Texas. Their col laborative works focus on western themes: cowboys\, horses\, easy riders\, motorcycles\, iconic stars\, and figurative abstractions. Their works inclu de 24-karat gold leaf as one of their mediums\; glitzy explores a variety o f gestural westerns. Holly and Bryson also do performances and Bryson is in a band.

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Chad Muska (Skater)

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Pro skateboarding icon Chad Muska recalls art being a monumental part of his life for as long as he can remember. From his graffiti and sketchbook days as a teenager\, Muska was introduced to graphic\, logo\, shoe and apparel design during his rise to fame as a professional skateboarder. After tearing his ACL\, art q uickly started to rival skateboarding as a personal outlet\, until it becam e an obsession. The artist's inspirations are purely instinctual\, proclaim ing insightful messages of overcoming obstacles.

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Marc Cros s (Drugs Crew)

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Marc Cross is a member of the San Francisco DRUG S Crew and currently lives in New York. He dropped out of the San Francisco Art Institute and takes pictures occasionally.

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Cross is exhibiting wove n blankets made from photos he took of homeless people sleeping on the stre ets of New York City. 

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Panda Sex (Drugs Crew)  

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San Francisco based artist Panda Sex is a member of the DRUGS CREW and a p rominent figure-head in the San Francisco graffiti scene. Panda Sex explore s the humorous boundaries between graffiti and "high art."  His work often draws on the imagery of early style video games and expresses the artist's zany sense of humor. 

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After receiving recognition in the Los Angele s MOCA's "Art in the Streets\," exhibition the DRUGS CREW is now recognized as a world-wide brand and the standard for originality\, psychedelia\, and has been garnering much respect for their futuristic sensibilities.

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