Thursday, August 07, 2008

Tony Bones :: Knee On Lights

The Public Trust Presents...
TONYBONES :: A Solo Exhibition of New Work

Artist's Reception: Saturday, August 09, 2008 (7-9PM)
Sober will be holding it down on the 1's and 2's.
Exhibition runs through Saturday, September 06, 2008

The Public Trust
2919-C Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226 // 214.760.7170

For a preview of the work please email and a pdf of images from the exhibition will be sent to you as it becomes available.

About the Artist
The iconic figures of Tonybones have illuminated the dark corners of the urban landscape from Dallas to New York and back for nearly a decade. Over the last several years the artist has transitioned the work from the streets into the gallery. Although no longer in its original context, the work maintains its impact, but with a more refined immediacy. With the paintings the artist is able to explore formal issues and develop the narrative quality of the work. Tonybones' influences are drawn from early childhood drawings, graffiti, hobo art and urban subcultures. The paintings have an exploratory, freewheeling nature about them, where the subjects are often caught up in thought, heartbreak, loss, triumph and the raucous laughter likened to that of a riverboat gambler.

About the Exhibition
This solo exhibition will be the artist's first with The Public Trust. This exhibition will explore the artist work in a variety of media including, painting, neon, wooden cutouts and the first ever Tonybones print editions.

Above Image: Untitled (artist proof), 12x36 in., neon, edition of 3



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