Sunday, September 09, 2007

Evan Hecox // Cobra Snake // Public Trust // CB

We're teaming up with The Public Trust and The Cobra Snake for a start early end late Evan Hecox show. There's an early book signing at Centre, artist reception at the PT gallery (formerly Art Prostitute) and even a little afterparty on some "rich and famous" LA shit. Here's the basic run down....

The Public Trust and the Deep Ellum Foundation Present
Urban Abstract: New work by Evan Hecox
September 15–October 15, 2007

Artist Reception: Saturday September 15, 2007 (7-10PM)
The Public Trust
2919-C Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75226
214.760.7170 //
The Party will be on the turntables throughout. Special guest The Cobra Snake will be in attendance.
The Public Trust is a member of CADD (Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas)

Book Signing with Evan Hecox at Centre
5331 E. Mockingbird Lane Suite 105 // Dallas, TX 75206
214.821.2028 //
This is the debut release of Hecox's first hardcover monograph. They will retail for $40.

This is the first solo exhibition of Hecox's work with The Public Trust. This will coincide with the release of his first hardcover monograph Urban Abstract: The Artwork of Evan Hecox.

To purchase work in advance of the opening email and a preview pdf document will be sent to you.

Internationally acclaimed artist, Evan Hecox, releases his first monograph September 15, 2007. Urban Abstract: The Artwork of Evan Hecox, the inaugural publication by Bee Lee Gee Press, consists solely of the fine art of the Denver based artist. The work dates back as early as 1994 composing an extensive catalogue of his paintings, drawings and installation photographs. The handmade quality of Hecox’s work resonates in the 32 pages dedicated to his linoleum block prints, which are reproduced as if they were printed by the artist himself. Matthew Thompson, Assistant Curator at the Aspen Art Museum, contextualizes the work in an essay while the viewer takes an in-depth look at the artist’s studio through the photographs of Misty Keasler. The book was designed by Brian Gibb of Art Prostitute.

Evan Hecox is an artist and graphic designer who has become known largely through the subculture of skateboarding, having produced hundreds of skateboard graphics since 1997. He has also emerged as a fine artist having shown work in galleries both in the United States and abroad, including solo shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Tokyo, and group shows in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Paris and London. He creates drawings, paintings, and prints based upon his observations of environments, people, cars and signage. His works depict city scenes or isolated elements that are almost cinematic in their stark contrast and abstraction. Hecox is fascinated with the complexity of the urban landscape and people from the mundane surroundings that one would normally overlook. Like snapshots or filmstrips, his art captures the everyday existence of the average person as they traverse the detritus of the modern metropolis. His stylistic approach is based on the process of amplification as it affects form and color, breaking down the image, removing elements and emphasizing others. His interest in the urban landscape began during the time he lived in the Mission District of San Francisco and he has since drawn inspiration from many places where he has traveled. His work was included in the exhibition and book, Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture, which documents 30 years worth of art, design, photography and culture surrounding the worlds of surfing, skateboarding, punk rock, hip-hop and graffiti.


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