Greg Lamarche and Aaron Noble
Guerrero Gallery, September 11th – October 2nd
Show Reception: Saturday, September 11th, 7-11pm
Guerrero Gallery is pleased to announce Materialism, an exhibition by Greg Lamarche and Aaron Noble. This show presents the unique stylistic design of each artist, where meticulousness, flow and composition are a common characteristic. The artists’ re-appropriation of images through collage work and other mediums, drawing influence from graffiti to comic books, seem to evoke a sense of reminiscent nostalgia. Materialism is an examination of the love and thoughtful consideration that Lamarche and Noble give to the raw materials utilized in their work, all reused and pieced from other items that had been produced for consumption.
Greg Lamarche’s collage work is inspired from many years of writing graffiti in NYC and The City itself, where letters and words are his primary source of imagery. He employs graffiti elements through the deconstruction of letters, movement, repetition and layering. Utilizing vintage paper, Lamarche gives discarded, forgotten things a second life and new meaning. The exhibition will feature new works from his O Series, consisting of controlled graphic collages; Remnant Series, composed of abstract letterforms, created from leftover shards of paper from previous collages, which create the O Series; and Diamond Series, which explores the negative shapes created by letters and their resulting abstract quality. Lamarche’s continued interest in expanding and transforming letterforms into endless possibilities is evident in his featured works.
Aaron Noble’s work is an investigation of superhero cartooning. His practice begins with a literal
dissection of contemporary superhero comics, where he looks for interesting forms embedded within
printed figurative artwork. He progresses by creating new forms out of those fragments. The resulting
collage is the first iteration of the work, and the model for subsequent versions on paper, canvas, and/or wall. Noble developed this practice in the Mission district of San Francisco, as a synthesis of three distinct forms: murals, collage, and comics. The exhibition will feature new works by Noble that consist of multiple iterations of ideas, including, for the first time, the original collages. Several works will appear in at least three forms: as collage; as ink on bristol board; and as gouache on watercolor paper.