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1988 Collage Gold Scarf, 2013 Acrylic and Newsprint Collage on Paper 51 X 77 Cm © Maxwell Colette Gallery
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Chanel Cowboy, 2013 Hand- Painted Acrylic and Screen Print 50 X 70cm © Maxwell Colette Gallery
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5os Face, 2013 Hand-finished Acrylic on Paper 50 X 70 Cm © Maxwell Colette Gallery
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Rainflower London, 2012 Acrylic on Valeting Paper 37 X 50.5 Cm © Maxwell Colette Gallery
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Tom Boxer, 2013 Acrylic on Valeting Paper 37 X 50.0 Cm © Maxwell Colette Gallery
Planet Of The A.CE

908 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, illinois 60622
March 16th, 2013 - April 20th, 2013

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.maxwellcolette.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
North Side
EMAIL:  
gallery@maxwellcolette.com
PHONE:  
312.496.3153
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from noon - 6pm; other times by appointment
TAGS:  
street art mixed-media installation, street art, screen prints, silkscreened, mixed-media, installation, graffiti/street-art, pop
COST:  
All programming at Maxwell Colette Gallery is free and open to the public

DESCRIPTION

Maxwell Colette Gallery is pleased to present PLANET OF THE A.CE, a solo exhibition of works on paper from London-based artist A.CE. The show will run from March 16, 2013 through April 20, 2013, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 16, from 6pm until 10pm. The show will be graphic artist A.CE's American debut, and features a selection of hand-printed, unique works on paper showcasing both classic and current designs.

Tagging is the fundamental essence of graffiti. The paste-ups and stickers that A.CE has been covertly placing around London for the past decade are graphically-enhanced contemporary manifestations of this same primal credo. A.CE is driven by the writer’s need to leave his mark; to get up. But instead of spray cans and markers, A.CE’s weapons of choice are paper and paste.

A.CE’s work presents nostalgic photographic imagery blended together with contemporary logos and cartoon characters. The resulting ambiguities and incongruities in the images reflect the absurdities of popular culture and our consumer-driven society

More information about A.CE and images of his street work can be found on his website: www.acelondon.net