I went back to Pandemic Gallery this past weekend for a closer look at Cassius Fouler’s solo exhibition, Painting is the Curse of the Drinking Class – I recommend you do the same. The artist’s newest body of work marries his signature letters, characters and symbols with dense swaths of color. The show will be up for about a month – due to irregular gallery hours, I’d also advise making an appointment with firstname.lastname@example.org prior to heading over to the Navy Yard. The gallery has posted an overview of available works.
Mark your calendars, Pandemic Gallery will be showing new paintings, drawings, prints and wood cut works by Cassius Fouler.
Cassius Fouler: Painting is the Curse of the Drinking Class
Opening reception: Saturday, February 8th, 2014, 7:00-11:00pm Pandemic Gallery & Event Space
22 Waverly Avenue (betweem Park Avenue & Flushing Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
In celebration of its 150th Anniversary, the Brooklyn Academy of Music commissioned Showpaper to build a five sculpture installation called Brooklyn Shelf Life. Each sculpture has been built not only to stand alone as a piece of art work, but they are also used as a way of independently distributing Showpaper’s free bi-weekly, print only publication about the DIY music and arts scene in the NYC/tri-state area. Much like his pastprojects for Showpaper, curator Andrew H. Shirley brought together pairs of street & graffiti artists to upend and reinterpert the ubiquitous NYC paper box. So far three of the sculptures, the collaborations by Swoon & Ryan Doyle, Leon Reid IV & Noah Sparkes, and Cassius Fouler & Faust, have been installed outside of BAM (right around the corner from the new bike racks designed by the eternally inspiring David Byrne). The pieces by Gaia & Adam VOID and UFO 907 & W. Thomas Porter have not yet found a home, but hopefully we will see them on the street or in a public space in the very near future. The UFO 907 & W. Thomas Porter collaboration, in particular, is way too epic to be kept under wraps…but until then, here are some pictures and an interview with the guys over at Brooklyn Street Art.
The gallery at 17 Frost Street is a large space for one person to fill, but Cassius Fouler gets it done with a slew of big, new canvases featuring his signature caricatures rife with graffiti symbolism. From caps to cans, from rollers to mops, from blunts to 40s, from yellow cabs to red birds, all the hallmarks of the NYC graffiti lifestyle are present and accounted for. Stop by the closing on Friday and see for yourself.
Cassius Fouler presents OUTER BOROUGH: PORTRAITS OF NEW YORK CITY
Closing Reception: Friday, August 5th, 6pm 17 Frost Street (btw Union and Lorimer)