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Flowmaster III

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20130303090909-_stomp__2012
Stomp, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 48 Ins. © The artist
Flowmaster III
Curated by: Ron Linden

600 S. Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731
March 2nd, 2013 - April 27th, 2013
Opening: March 2nd, 2013 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
long beach
PHONE:  
(310) 832-4273
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Fri 10-6; Sat 11-3
TAGS:  
photography, mixed-media, pop, realism

DESCRIPTION

Flowmaster III, curated by Ron Linden,  is an exhibition of recent works by Merwin Belin, Troy Cherney & Dave Smith.

Working in an offbeat, politically & socially charged manner, & exhibiting as an ensemble for the third time, each approaches their subjects with an inherent irony. They contextualize, invert & subvert select targets with an unaffected approach to art making.

Merwin Belin is an iconoclast & ironist possessing a unique take on popular & political culture. His spare, & often elegant collages reveal an an acerbic wit.

Troy Cherney adeptly manipulates photographs in a manner both subtle & political. Displacement & estrangement in both point of view & juxtaposition prompt the viewer to reconsider the familiar.

Dave Smith's paintings, dispassionate & near anonymous in their rendering, create an emotional distance between viewer & viewed; grounds function as subtext for the re-presentation of kitsch in a vivid exploration of the banal.