Wednesday, February 17, 2010
SHAG at Rotofugi
Southern California artist, Josh Agle aka SHAG, has a show of paintings opening at Rotofugi this Friday night. His new "Shriner" toy will be available as well.
Info from Rotofugi's site...
The new Shriner "Gallery Prototype Edition" figure will be available at Rotofugi beginning at 7pm. Josh will be signing in the gallery from 7pm until 8pm. Thanks!
Josh Agle (probably better known as Shag, a contraction of the last two letters of his first name and the first two letters of his last) is a painter, illustrator and designer working in southern California. His intention to establish a career as an illustrator-for-hire was sidetracked when his original paintings began to garner considerate attention from galleries and collectors. Since his first gallery show in 1997, Shag has had successful solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia.
The paintings themselves celebrate consumerism and consumption on vividly colored, sharply rendered panels; the characters drink, smoke and eat in lavish, stylish surroundings. But Agle sees the visuals of his work as window-dressing or stage scenery. He's more concerned with the narrative of the art. "Most of my paintings are set in the middle of a story or situation — characters are interacting and reacting to each other and to outside events." Agle doesn't offer too many clues about the stories, preferring that the viewer create his or her own narratives to fit the situations.
Red Star, Black Eye
New Works by Josh (Shag) Agle
February 19-March 14, 2010
Opening Reception, Signing and Toy Release
Friday, February 19, 2010, 7-10PM
Music by DJ Sean Doe