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Digital Preview: http://innerstategallery.com/cope2-versatile/
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Opening November 16th at 7pm, Inner State Gallery is proud to showcase Versatile from New York City graffiti legend Cope2.
“I’ve always wanted to do a show like this. Lately, I have transitioned mostly into mixed media paintings, but I’ve been doing hardcore graffiti, if you want to call it that, for thirty-plus years. It’s what made me Cope2. But me, I like to change it up and show all my different styles. So with this show, I’m able to show my evolution of style and how I’ve progressed. “Versatile” shows where I came from and what I’m doing now,” Cope2 said from his studio in New York.
This career spanning exhibition will showcase all the individual styles Cope2 has become infamous for including his signature bubble letters which have since been imitated the world over, as well as wild style letters, graffiti tags, fine art mixed media canvases and vintage photos of 1980’s subway scenes highlighting where Cope2 made his mark throughout New York City’s classic 70’s and early 80’s graffiti era.
With over 50 new mixed media paintings, photos and limited edition prints, this is an exhibition that is not to be missed.
1xRUN & Inner State Gallery Present "Company of Thieves" With Denial and Ben Frost
Opening Reception October 18th with Special Guest DJ Qbert
Digital Preview - http://innerstategallery.com/ben-frost-denial-company-of-thieves/
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Canadian artist Denial and Australian born Ben Frost have joined forces in a bold exhibition of new work that explores the boundaries of appropriation, in confronting re-imaginings of our current dystopian society. Self-confessed ‘visual thieves’, both artists have had a long history of stealing and subverting the cultural icons that the advertising and consumerist world has thrust upon us, to create new and pertinent interpretations that are as confronting as they are humorous.
Denial and Frost formed an instant friendship since their meeting in Canada in 2011 and have been creating engaging street and gallery work ever since. ‘Company of Thieves’ sees their collaboration push further, with large and small-scale works that reference Pop Art, Graffiti and the corporate world they rebel against.
Australian artist Ben Frost is known for his kaleidoscopic Pop Art, mash-up paintings that take inspiration from areas as diverse as graffiti, collage, photorealism and sign-writing. By subverting mainstream iconography from the worlds of advertising, entertainment and politics, he creates a visual framework that is bold, confronting and often controversial. He has been exhibiting throughout Australia and internationally over the last 12 years, including solo shows in London, New York, Toronto, Singapore and San Francisco, as well as group shows in Beijing, Mongolia, Amsterdam and Berlin.
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We are located on the first floor of 1410 Gratiot Avenue on the edge of the historic Eastern Market in Detroit.
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