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Shepard Fairey -"Prints and the Revolution"

Shepard Fairey 2003
Shepard Fairey 2003

OX-OP ARTS PRESENTS: SHEPARD FAIREY/OBEY GIANT
OUTDOOR INSTALLATION AND ART SHOW – JUNE 7TH-30TH , 2003

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    OX-OP ARTS PRESENTS: SHEPARD FAIREY/OBEY GIANT
    OUTDOOR INSTALLATION AND ART SHOW – JUNE 7TH-30TH , 2003



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OX-OP ARTS PRESENTS: SHEPARD FAIREY/OBEY GIANT
OUTDOOR INSTALLATION AND ART SHOW – JUNE 7TH-30TH

Artist Reception Saturday June 7, 7:00 pm – 10:00pm

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OX-OP Arts welcomes artist Shep Fairey and his trademark OBEY/GIANT visual propaganda to the Twin Cities, beginning Saturday, June 7th. Last seen at the Walker Art Center where he spoke to a standing-room-only crowd, he returns to create an outdoor installation that will turn the OX-OP building itself into a full-scale artistic onslaught (screen prints and original art will be for sale inside).

According to Carlo McCormick, Senior Editor of Paper Magazine and frequent contributor to Art Forum and Juxtapoz, “Artist Shepard Fairey has long been haunting consumer culture with an ambitious mocking street campaign featuring an omnipresent Andre the Giant. Fairey began his epic satire on the science of celebrity endorsements and the alchemy of suggesting desire back in 1989, while he was still a student at The Rhode Island School of Design. Since then his propaganda has been proliferated through stickers, clothing, skateboards, posters, stencil-based graffiti and even a documentary film, to spread over the United States and the unsuspecting world at large. There’s no telling what these images are selling, but whatever it is, it’s all so seductive that it’s hard to resist.”

After 14 years of non-stop mayhem, his ongoing “Obey Giant” project remains as much of an utter provocation as ever. Currently based in Los Angeles, where his design firm Black Market is landing high-level corporate accounts from companies eager to see how his commercial parodies can help sell their products, Fairey’s rising success has helped transform his once home-made Xerox style into lush multi-colored screen prints. His work has been displayed at The New Museum of Design, New York, NY; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Museum of Modern Art, San Diego, CA; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; and the Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY.

Shepard Fairey is the second grafitti-based artist to debut at OX-OP, with street writer turned fine-artist Dalek having shown in March. And in April, Gary Baseman opened to a full house. Just four months old, OX-OP is at the forefront of a visceral new art movement that combines Low Brow, underground comix, pixel, rock posters, graphic design and of course, graffiti art. According to Gallery owner/curator Tom Hazelmyer, “the idea is to bring what’s going on nationally to the Twin Cities and give the locals a chance to get in on the ground floor.” As a further nod to the locals, the June 7th gallery opening is an exclusive opportunity for attendees to preview the work before it goes on sale on-line nationally.

OX-OP is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 4-8pm as well as by appointment, with new shows opening the first Saturday of every month.

FOR FURTHER INFO AND PHOTOS, CONTACT:

Rob or Tiff
612-259-0085
wes@ox-op.com
tiff2ox-op.com



OX-OP gallery
1111 Washington Ave S.
(Behind Grumpy’s Bar)
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Ph. 612-259-0085
www.ox-op.com

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Art Attack on the Suburbs-Grumpy’s Art Unveiling Party
Aesthetic Apparatus-"2nd Annual Kindling & Litter-Box-Liner Sale"
"Rome is Burning/The New School"
Aesthetic Apparatus-"The Official Aesthetic Apparatus Kindling & Litter-Box-Liner Sale"
Gary Baseman- "MOD Manifestations Of Desire"
Mark Mothersbaugh-"Postcard Diaries"
Gary Taxali-"Chumpy's Specials"
Nathan Jurevicius-"Tunnel Vision"
Shepard Fairey "Visual Disobedience"
Jaime Hayon: "Mon Cirque"
Derek Hess: "Descent from Grace"
Shag-"Push Your Luck"
Billy Childish-Paintings, Prints, Poetry & Performance
Kii Arens-"The Yard Sale"
Burlesque of North America: First Blood, Part III
"Triangulated Fire" paintings by Naoto Hattori, Ryan Kelly & Chris Ryniak
BuffMonster-"Dulces Locos"
Dalek- "The Return of the Space Monkey"
Yumiko Kayukawa & Oksana Badrak
Glenn Barr-"New Paintings & Prints"
KRK Ryden-"The Atomic Glob Show"
Camille Rose Garcia-"Works on Paper"
"Qeedrophonic"
Frank Kozik-"All Your Base Are Belong to Us"
Bwana Spoons & Martin Ontiveros "Like Sqeezing Juice from a Stone"
"Rated XX"
Aesthetic Apparatus
George Thompson-"Bachelor of Fine Arts"
Mark Mothersbaugh-"Beautiful Mutants"
Charles S. Anderson Design-"Awful Pretty: Original Art"
Jeff Soto-"Complete Domination"
Dave Burke-"New Paintings"
Tim Biskup-"The Phantom Thread"
Shag-"Tell No One: Paintings and Prints"
Niagara-"Paintings,Prints and General Artistic Mayhem
Shepard Fairey -"Prints and the Revolution"
Gary Baseman-"Open Wounds (and other paintings about vulnerability)"
Dalek-"Two Fingers of Milk"
"Big Bang"