THE WHOLE FAMILY
10/05/2003 – 14/06/2003
969 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 9001
Party for the Artist: Saturday, May 10, 6 – 9pm, SHOOTING starts @ 7pm sharp, yesterday
Guest DJ: Ryan McGinley, Drinks by Campari
Catalogue available with words by AA Bronson, Larry Clark, Bruce LaBruce, Ryan McGinley, Matthias Herrmann, Richard Prince and music by march21 of circlesquare****
Peres Projects is pleased to announce the inauguration of our new Los Angeles gallery with the first solo exhibition by Canadian, NY based artist asianpunkboy (APB).
APB is best know for his self-titled magazine which in his own words is “filled with an infusion of gentle surfaces, dissident eruptions, haikus, mapped pictures, dirty illustrations, moist cum, decadent artificial words, love and all manners of faggy filth”. APBs work is entrenched in self-exploration through a process that is directed by his personal sensitivity; his are statements that speak of fragility embodied by an aesthetic equilibrium between frail beauty and virtual banal kitsch. Part thief, part provocateur, APB is an originator of new ideas that invite us to come along in a journey into a super exclusive all boys club. His installation at peres projects will consist of 21 stolen images on lavender paper, flour (lots of flour), live birds along with an untitled series of sculptures of a cannon, a white neon light text sculpture, a white silk flag, an engraved mirror, an owl with bombastic diamond eyes, shattered glasses, a rhinestone encrusted switchblade, many bullets and well, more . . .
asianpunkboys work has been featured in numerous magazines and books around the world such as Vice, Sleazenation, V, Empire, Dazed & Confused, Inside Magazines and Oyster. APB was recently listed in AA Bronson’s Top 10 in the September 2002 edition of Art Forum while Dazed & Confused named his publication as one of the top ten coolest mags coming out of New York.
This summer, APBs work will also be featured as part of a group exhibition which includes Slava Mogutin and Bruce LaBruce at The Garfield Gallery in Pittsburgh.
Javier Peres @ 213.617.1100 or Javier@peres-projects.com