Monday, February 25, 2008


If you are a Evan Hecox fan you should roll through DWR this Friday before The Party, meet Evan and peep his new book published by our good friend Brian Gibb of Art Prostitute. Details below...

Limited Edition Boxed Set Release & Book Signing with Evan Hecox
Fri. 02.29.08 :: 6-9PM

4524 McKinney Ave, Suite 103
Dallas, TX 75205 // 214.521.0100

The limited edition of Urban Abstract features an exclusive hand printed dust jacket. The books are signed in an edition of 50 and bear an emboss stamp. A set of 8x10 in. prints will accompany the book all of which are housed in an exquisite handmade solid wood box with a line drawing of the book’s cover laser etched onto its lid.
The limited editions will start at $475, books for signing will be available for $40.

These are very limited. To pre-order yours email or call the gallery at 214.760.7170
There will be 35 available for pre-order, guaranteeing some for the event. A waiting list will be formed and if the event does not sell them out you will be contacted in order and given the opportunity to secure your boxed set.

Urban Abstract: The Artwork of Evan Hecox, is the first monograph for the internationally acclaimed artist and the inaugural publication by Bee Lee Gee Press. The 160 page book 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, Dallas 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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