SATURDAY, September 12th, 2009

Solo Show by


Opening Reception from 7 - 10 pm


September 12 – October 17, 2009


Anthony Lister's tireless approach to living is an unrelenting approach to art. What is evident in his work is the inability to remove a man's life from his creations.
Slouching for no borders (physical and metaphysical), as an artist he is omnipresent. Studio, gallery and museum shows aside, his name and imagery is on street corners worldwide accessing a massive audience by way of stickers, aerosol paint and all manner of markers.

His paintings, drawings, sculptures and happenings pull from his experiences as a youth in northern Australia and participating in the repetition as a father of two. Superheroes, skateboarding, graffiti, Australian gangster celebrities, television, jail birds, tattoos, the internet, pop and advertising resurface in his art practice.

Anthony Lister’s presentation of contemporary life shows the creases, the cracks and the putty, he doesn’t air brush over the humanity or euphemize what’s real. Recognizing the limitations of the human condition is as important as realizing ones goals. Losing is important for there lies options, the room for improvement, for sometimes ‘It’s [even] just too heavy for a superhero to lift.’

With invitational residencies in London and New York, a mentorship under Max Gimblett, a CV as long as your arm (including shows at Elms Lester London, New Image Art L.A., Metro 5 Gallery Melbourne and K Gallery Italy), numerous awards and monographs, Anthony Lister’s renown among peers, curators and collectors is testament not just to his extreme productivity but the works exceptional potency.

Resourceful with materials and the ‘canvas’ at hand, Anthony Lister has been called a ‘street’ artist, but he is more as an ‘all-moment’ artist. He is incessantly creating, and when he finds himself on the street he retains this mode of expression. His monographs disclose this when he presents as many lifestyle images as artworks. Images exist on web 2.0 interfaces such as flickr, blogs and youtube of the artist painting in his studio as a party riots around him - he is participating but persistently he is making marks and executing ideas that will remain past the hangover.

Anthony Lister is living and he is translating real-life in real time. As the artist states "I am not trying to change the world... I am just reacting to a world that is trying to change me" (Text by Joseph Allen Shea, Monster Children Gallery)






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Please Contact:
Marsea Goldberg, Director

Phone / Fax 323 654 2192


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New Image Art Gallery
7908 Santa Monica Blvd. , West Hollywood, CA 90046
phone: 323.654.2192

Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 1pm - 6pm or by appointment

2000 - 2009 New Image Art. All artwork appears with permission of the artists.