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OPENING SEPTEMBER 29, 2007 > 7-10 PM

"In Full Cry"

Curated By: Matt Leines + Taylor McKimens











Matt Leines and Taylor McKimens return to New Image Art to curate an electric group show featuring the works of mostly east coast friends and fellow artists: Mark Bell, Melissa Brown, Ethan Hayes-Chute, James Benjamin-Frankin, Matt Furie, Leif Goldberg, Joseph Hart, Jason Holley, Misaki Kawai, Jeff Ladouceur, Matt Leines, Taylor McKimens, and Ryan Mrozowski.

Matt Leines
grew up in New Jersey and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. His work draws influences from Hermetic Sciences to Hulk Hogan and Harald Hardrada to He-Man. He draws pictures that depict the culture and conflicts of a fantasy world inhabited by mustached men, wild beasts, and living architecture. Leines presents himself as an insider in an outsider?s world, where he serves as both creator and narrator. The emphatically meticulous lines speak to a primitive, yet undeniably modern aesthetic. Leines? work has been shown across the United States, including Deitch Projects as well as Athens, Greece and Tokyo.

Taylor McKimens
was born in 1976 and brought up in the tiny town of Winterhaven, California. McKimens drew inspiration from comic books and daily life in the Southwest, he crystallized his style while studying at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and moved to New York City in 2000. A stand-out solo show at Clementine Gallery (November 2003), entitled ?Day Old Bread? introduced New York to work that had been garnering attention for the past two years at New Image Art in L.A. and has since shown at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Deitch Projects, Peres Projects (Berlin, Germany), The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo, Japan), to name a few.

Misaki Kawai
was born in 1978 and grew up in Osaka, Japan. She came to New York in 2000, and has since become widely recognized for her artwork and installations. Her drawings and collages are minimal, focused and raw, and her sculptures are intricate creations cobbled together from humble materials. Her Osaka roots are revealed in her unabashedly lighthearted and humorous subject matter, and also evident is her love of her favorite pop icons. The crude nature of her work also reflects her interest in handmade and cheaply manufactured objects. She has shown her work in places such as P.S.1 MoMA, and Deitch Projects in New York, Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco, The Moore Space in Miami and Kenny Schachter Rove in London.

Matt Furie
was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1979. He received a B.F.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University. He currently lives in San Francisco, California, and likes to have fun, dance, and draw. His media of choice: colored pencils. Matt also likes pen and ink, paint, mostly 2-d work. his influences include animals, Audubon, comics, video game instruction booklets, Flemish painting, Richard Scary, stuffed animals, toys, street sharks, tmnt, lsd, Aphex Twin, rave culture, sci-fi, dinosaurs, etc. Matt has exhibited work in London, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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