One Foot in the Other World The Other Foot in the Other World
Receiver will host San Francisco-based artist & designer Scott Barry‘s multi-faceted illustrations, graphic crafts, video and installation beginning April 5 through May 23, 2008.
Barry‘s humor-laden exhibit – “One Foot in The Other World The Other Foot in The Other World” – nods at contemporary New York poet Ted Greenwald while delightedly loping from bold ink illustrations adorning book and album covers to video loops rich with culinary imagery.
“This show is really about things that make me ’smile‘ – whether they are sights, sounds, thoughts or otherwise. I‘m often creating imagery from a situation or circumstance that I‘ve encountered physically or in a dream,” says Barry. “Most recently I walked in to a liquor store in Las Vegas and a man was at the counter buying a bottle of Courvoisier. [Sade‘s] `Smooth Operator‘ was playing on the radio in the store, and he looked at me and smiled and his grill sparkled.”
Barry draws inspiration from a variety of artistic and musical sources. While living in Holland in 2007, the lush Dutch scenery, Oz inspired publications like Het, and the work of Dutch designer Dick Bruna, were critical in the development of his recent work. Also adding to Barry‘s visual and auditory inspiration are the Psychedelic Japanese rockers, the Flower Travellin‘ Band, and the styles of illustrators Randall Enos and Brad Holland.
The artist will be in attendance and refreshments will be served.