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Mix N' Mash

207 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90029
October 6th, 2007 - October 28th, 2007

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.phyllissteinart.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
downtown/east la
EMAIL:  
galleries@phyllissteinart.com
PHONE:  
2136226012
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday-Saturday 11-6pm

DESCRIPTION

Jeff Gillette's large acrylic paintings combine iconic cartoon figures in a mesmerizing yet intentionally nauseating and gratuitous style. Much of his work confronts the subconscious influence of pop culture on the American psyche while addressing social issues.

"As kids, [cartoon characters] infiltrate our brains, whether we want it or not," Gillette said. "I like to pick on things that are most beloved, which are our cartoon characters and our religions."- from SqueezeOC interview

The Assemblage sculptures by Long Beach social and environmental artist Rick Frausto featured in this exhibition are created from common found objects such as old wire, torn plastic, broken toy parts and more discarded as waste then rescued and transformed into whimsical and fantastic characters.