OX-OP Gallery

Charles S. Anderson Design-"Awful Pretty: Original Art"

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CHARLES S. ANDERSON DESIGN
“AWFUL PRETTY: ORIGINAL ART ”
DECEMBER 6-DECEMBER 31, 2003
Artist Reception Saturday December 6, 7:00 pm – 10:00pm

Charles S. Anderson Design-"Awful Pretty: Original Art" | Media List

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    CHARLES S. ANDERSON DESIGN
    “AWFUL PRETTY: ORIGINAL ART ”
    DECEMBER 6-DECEMBER 31, 2003
    Artist Reception Saturday December 6, 7:00 pm – 10:00pm



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OX-OP PRESENTS:
CHARLES S. ANDERSON DESIGN
“AWFUL PRETTY: ORIGINAL ART ”
DECEMBER 6-DECEMBER 31, 2003
Artist Reception Saturday December 6, 7:00 pm – 10:00pm

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Beginning December 6th, Charles S. Anderson Design Company will debut “Awful Pretty,” an exhibition of one-of-a-kind original art at the OX-OP Gallery.

C.S.A. Design challenges preconceived notions of beauty and taste with their very first exhibition of original fine art pieces. A regular fixture of design, illustration and photography annuals, Minneapolis-based C.S. Anderson Design is known for award-winning design work that brings a fine art sensibility to the masses. So their transition into the elite gallery world was a no-brainer, achieved simply by doing what they do best and limiting their press run to an edition of one.

Each one-of-a-kind framed and signed piece is a combination of silkscreen and hand painting, all done on one-off samples from their collection of rare vintage wallpaper obsessively acquired over two decades. Rife with their unique brand of visual humor and painstaking craftsmanship, these appealing pieces are guaranteed to complement any style of décor, while maintaining that dark satirical social and political subtext so essential to today's art and design.

Although their design work hangs in museums around the world, they realize that they are new to gallery circuit. So they’ve decided to forego the pretentious pricing as a sign of appreciation to those who bother to show up. Making their first foray into the fine art business as accessible as the work itself.

Known for illustrations and typography that are tweaked beyond the ability of the human eye to perceive along with a unique ability to create mass media messages that appear to be handcrafted, C.S. Anderson Design has worked for high-profile companies such as French Paper, Nike, Coca-Cola, Paramount Pictures, Nissan and Levi’s, just to name a few.

Charles S. Anderson Design Company's work is currently featured in the 2003 Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The Triennial Exhibit is an overview of the best contemporary architecture, fashion design, graphic design, and industrial design in America.

The company's work has also been exhibited in museums worldwide including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; The Library of Congress Permanent Collection, Washington D.C.; The Museum Für Gestaltung, Zürich; The Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg; The Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; The Nouveau Salon des Cent-Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art, Hiroshima; and The Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo.

In addition to the AWFUL / PRETTY show, there will be a retrospective show of past CSA posters and prints, in the adjacent City Club room of Grumpy’s Bar.


OX-OP is open to the public Tuesday through Friday 4-8pm, Saturdays 1-5pm as well as by
appointment, with new shows opening the first Saturday of every month.


FOR FURTHER INFO AND PHOTOS, CONTACT:

Wes Winship
612-259-0085
wes@ox-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"