OX-OP Gallery

Shag-"Tell No One: Paintings and Prints"

Shag 2003
Shag 2003

OX-OP ARTS PRESENTS:
SHAG
"TELL NO ONE: PAINTINGS AND PRINTS"
-- AUGUST 2ND 31ST, 2003

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  • icon Shag 2003

    OX-OP ARTS PRESENTS:
    SHAG
    "TELL NO ONE: PAINTINGS AND PRINTS"
    -- AUGUST 2ND 31ST, 2003



Statement

OX-OP ARTS PRESENTS:
SHAG
"TELL NO ONE: PAINTINGS AND PRINTS"
-- AUGUST 2ND 31ST, 2003

Artist Reception Saturday, August 2nd, 7:00 pm 10:00pm

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- On August 2nd, 2003, OX-OP Gallery will host Shag's newest solo exhibition, "TELL NO ONE: PAINTINGS AND PRINTS." Although this is his first appearance at OX-OP, Shag has had two previous overwhelmingly successful shows at Grumpy's City Club, 3 years prior to Shag's opening night sell-out shows in N.Y. and L.A.

Intrigued by the slick commercial art and advertising of the late '50s and early '60s, Shag strives for a tight, clean appearance to his work. Though he considers himself more an illustrator than a "fine artist," Galleries in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Japan beg to differ and have hosted solo exhibitions of his art. A Fifteen Year Shag Retrospective titled "Sophisticated Misfits" opened at the Brea Museum in September, 2002, where the enthusiastic owners of Shag's work allowed over 100 original paintings spanning the last decade and a half to be displayed, many of which will not be seen again by the public.

Despite spending up to 12 hours a day painting, Shag has trouble keeping up with the demand for his paintings, with many galleries maintaining waiting lists. Shag's recent ventures in merchandise, books and prints have been equally successful. Signed, limited-edition products ranging from handbags to tiki mugs have created a feeding frenzy amongst collectors who are eager to get everything before the editions sell out, or suffer the consequences of paying up to five times the original value on eBay. As further testament to his mass appeal, Venus, the Shag-outfitted nightclub at the Venetian Hotel on the Las Vegas strip, has been forced to redecorate with a less "appealing" motif, as the Shag-designed accoutrements (menus, lobby displays, casino displays, swizzle sticks, napkins, matchbooks, etc.) were all "appropriated" by Shag-crazed patrons.

For more on Shag and his art, check out the Mod Culture website, an essential British site devoted to all things hip.

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, CONTACT:

Wes / Tiffany
612-259-0085

wes@ox-op.com
tiff@ox-op.com

OX-OP 1111 WASHINGTON AVE. S. MINNEAPOLIS MN

Organization Work


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All Work

Art Attack on the Suburbs-Grumpys 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"