Epic Battles (On the Mountain at Dawn)

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Gallery Three
Epic Battles (On the Mountain at Dawn)
Curated by: Gallery Three

835 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
August 14th, 2010 - September 4th, 2010
Opening: August 14th, 2010 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Tues-Sat 12pm-7pm
Free and open to the public


Gallery Three Presents
Epic Battles (On the Mountain at Dawn)
New Work by David Cook

Gallery Three is pleased to present Epic Battles (On the Mountain at Dawn), the first West  Coast solo exhibition of new work by David Cook. For this exhibition, Cook has built an  elaboratety themed body of work around a tale of love. hate. sex. and death between a high  priestess, a two-headed king. and their respective armies of fantastical creatures. The artist's  imagery employs a mythological language inspired by such subversive influences as heavy  metal music and a personal friendship with a dominatrix whose domme persona. ‘Teresa  Nasty‘, is rendered two-dimensionally as the main character in the Epic Battles narrative.

In the artist's words: ‘lt's all about the tension and control she lords over everyone around her.  and the confusion she creates. What is love to her? Why is everyone so eager to please her  and, at the same time, attempting to destroy her?" These questions will be played out across  he 30-35 mixed media pieces Cook has created for Epic Battles, melding illustration.  stenciling, and paper cutting techniques.

The opening reception for Epic Battles (On the Mountain at Dawn) will be held at Gallery  Three on Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 7-11 pm. The exhibit will be on display through  September 4th, 2010 and is free and open to the public.

David Cook is a self-taught artist born and raised in Louisville. KY and currently working in  Brooklyn. New York. His most recent artistic development is the integration of color into his work - especially significant as the artist is color blind.

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