The Problem With the World is Me | Solo Exhibition

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The Problem With the World is Me | Solo Exhibition
Curated by: Sanja Simidzija

266 Forest Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
February 1st, 2013 - February 28th, 2013
Opening: February 2nd, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

orange county
Sun-Thu 10-6; Fri-Sat 10-9
abolitionist, figurative


ArtCube Gallery Announces Solo Exhibition by Abolitionist Painter, Jason Pearson
The series “The Problem With the World Is Me” features the Falling Whistles campaign for peace in Congo.

Laguna Beach, CA – Locally owned ArtCube Gallery announces the solo exhibition of abolitionist painter, Jason Pearson. The gallery is located on Forest Avenue in Laguna Beach’s art district and will debut the exhibition February 1st - 28th, 2013, and host the opening on Saturday, February 2nd from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

“This uncomfortable dichotomy gives voice to art that spotlights the allurement of beauty—although artificial—while concurrently broadcasting an uneasy distortion of the uncanny valley,” says Sanja Simidzija, owner of ArtCube Gallery. “Pearson’s unique background with nonprofit documentaries and campaigns bring both hope and desperation.” Sanja believes that Art can not fully exist without interaction that questions its significance. ArtCube Gallery is a place that builds a unity between the artist and the viewer, and it is only in this interaction that art takes its true meaning.

ArtCube debuts its first show with new work from local artist, Jason Pearson. “You may not recognize his name, but you have seen his work,” says ArtCube art director, Victoria Chapman. Jason Pearson has created art for many notables including David Bowie, Trent Reznor, Mel Gibson, Gil Scott-Heron and Aphex Twin. Pearson’s work is also featured in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian and Victoria and Albert Museum.

The series is titled “The Problem With the World Is Me,” and is based on G.K. Chesterton’s authentic confession when The Times of London asked noted authors and thinkers to answer the weighty question, “What’s wrong with the world?” His fork-in-the-road response: “Dear Sirs, I am. —G.K. Chesterton”

Several of the oil paintings deal with the theme of slavery and peace in Congo. Pearson’s inspiration for these pieces came from interactions with LA-based nonprofit, Falling Whistles. The whistle is a symbol of protest and asks of you to be a whistleblower for peace. “We love when we can inspire others with the message of peace in Congo. I hope these paintings will create some curiosity around the issue,” says Founder Sean Carasso.