TURF WAR - NEW WORKS BY COLE GERST
New works by:
Saturday April 3, 2010 8P-Midnight
Opening cocktail reception and live performance by:
Dangerbird Recording Artist
The One A.M. Radio
Cole Gerst is a contemporary artist, graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the indie-rock music scene and is based in Los Angeles. He has designed hundreds of posters and album covers for artists such as Beck, Bright Eyes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Shins and Modest Mouse. His company, Option-G, has done branding and animation projects for companies such as Toyota, Sundance, Yahoo, MySpace, Cartoon Network, Good Magazine and Nickelodeon. He has contributed to artists series for Vans, Heineken, Palm Pixi, Google, Target, Poketo and Toyota to name a few. To top it off, he also heads a t-shirt company, Option-G apparel, which sells in shops from local boutiques to Urban Outfitters.
Gerst’s newest exhibit “Turf Wars” at Ghetto Gloss (April, 2010) continues on his continuing theme of man vs. nature and his obsession with electricity after being shocked as a kid. The evidence of his influence from outsider and southern folk art is apparent with his use of found materials such as duct tape and grocery bags. The imagery portrays a layered sense of chaos to represent what animals must feel living in the world where people are taking over more and more of their environment. In this chaos, however, there is some sense of balance in the thought out compositions and placement of imagery that somehow shows that the animals are finding a way to keep on despite our negligence.
COME SEE COLE'S LATEST T-SHIRT DESIGNS IN THE GHETTOGLOSS BOUTIQUE!!!