OX-OP Gallery

Billy Childish-Paintings, Prints, Poetry & Performance

Billy Childish
Billy Childish

OX-OP ARTS PRESENTS, FROM THE U.K.:
BILLY CHILDISH: Paintings, Prints, Poetry & Performance

Artist Reception Saturday, May 7th, 7:00 pm – 10:00pm (free)
with Solo Blues / Spoken Word Performance – 11:00pm
(After opening - in Grumpy’s City Club)

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    OX-OP ARTS PRESENTS, FROM THE U.K.:
    BILLY CHILDISH: Paintings, Prints, Poetry & Performance

    Artist Reception Saturday, May 7th, 7:00 pm – 10:00pm (free)
    with Solo Blues / Spoken Word Performance – 11:00pm
    (After opening - in Grumpy’s City Club)



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OX-OP ARTS PRESENTS, FROM THE U.K.:
BILLY CHILDISH: Paintings, Prints, Poetry & Performance

Artist Reception Saturday, May 7th, 7:00 pm – 10:00pm (free)
with Solo Blues / Spoken Word Performance – 11:00pm ($10)

(After opening - in Grumpy’s City Club)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- On Saturday, May 7th, the OX-OP gallery welcomes U.K. based artist Billy Childish for a unique exhibition of art in the Stuckist tradition, “a movement opposed to the current pretensions of so-called Brit Art, Performance Art, Installation Art, Video Art, Conceptual Art, Minimal Art, Body Art, Digital Art and anything claiming to be art which incorporates dead animals or beds - mainly because they are unremarkable and boring.” The work of Childish is anything but, with paintings and prints as achingly raw and immediate as a rug burn.

A cult figure in America, Europe and Japan, Billy Childish is by far the most prolific painter, poet, and song-writer of his generation. In a twenty year period, he has published 30 collections of his poetry, recorded over 70 full-length independent LP’s and produced over 1000 paintings. In 1999, he founded Stuckism, a radical art movement to advance figurative painting with ideas as the most vital artistic means of addressing contemporary issues.

Born in 1959 in Chatham, Kent, Billy Childish left Secondary education at 16 an undiagnosed dyslexic. Refused an interview at the local art school he entered the Naval Dockyard at Chatham as an apprentice stonemason. During the following six months (the artist’s only prolonged period of employment), he produced some six hundred drawings in ‘the tea huts of hell. On the basis of this work he was accepted into St. Martin’s School of Art to study painting. However, his acceptance was short-lived and he was soon expelled for his outspokenness and unorthodox working methods. With no qualifications and no job prospects, Childish then spent some 12 years ‘painting on the dole’, developing his own highly personal writing style and producing his art independently. This intensive and broad reaching 25 year history can hardly be summed up in a couple paragraphs, please check with WWW.THEEBILLYCHILDISH.COM for more info.

OX-OP is open to the public
Tuesday through Friday 4-8pm
Sat 1-5pm, or by appointment
New shows opening the first Saturday of every month.

Rob McBroom
wes@ox-op.com

Tiff Larkin
tiff@ox-op.com

612-259-0085

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


www.ox-op.com

Reviews

From Skyway News April 30th-May 6th, 2005
By Holly Day


He's on his way. He's the amazing and legendary Billy Childish, one of the founders of the Stuckist art movement in the U.K., singer/songwriter in the garage-rock-punk bands Thee Mighty Caesars, Pop Rivets, the Milkshakes, the Delmonas, the Natural Born Lovers, Thee Headcoats and The Buff Midways, and writer of such critically acclaimed novels as "My Fault" and "Notebooks of a Naked Youth" and over 40 other books and collections of poetry.

He'll be in town for the showing of his new work at the OX-OP Gallery, and will follow the opening with a solo blues and spoken word performance at the adjoining Grumpy's.

Don't think - just go! You'll be glad you did.

- Sa May 7
Grumpy's, 1111 Washington Ave. S.
Call for ticket prices and times.
340-9738, www.grumpysbar.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"