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Hang Outs... West Hollywood, CA

By Raddadcollective
Neck Face
No Mercy For The Weak
Hang Outs... West Hollywood, CA
Opening Reception
Saturday, September 7th, 2013
7:00 -10:00PM
Exhibition Dates: September 7th- 21st

New Image Art is pleased to announce, "No Mercy For The Weak" an art show and print release by Neck Face. Neck Face's latest 2 print set developed from his extensive study and research of bar room practices. Also featured in the show will be an altar to the Night Stalker (Richard Ramirez) who recently died in prison. The Night Stalker is one of Neck Face's favorite inspirations.
In much of the same tradition of creating art from bar room drama by such great writers as Charles
Bukowski, Ernest Hemingway, and Jack London and such great artists as Vincent Van Gough (Night Café in the Place Lamatine in Arles), Ed Kienholz (Barney's Beanery) and Toulouse Lautrec (Moulin Rouge), Neck Face also used his bar room observations to create his latest prints. The prints are portraits of demons in the depth of their darkness yet Neck Face manages to make the images hysterical and not so serious after all. By the way Neck Face says," Don't Drink and Drive."
Neck Face exhibited alongside those considered most influential in American street culture in MOCA's Art in the Streets exhibition. The event reintroduced the performer in Neck Face, whose portrayal of a down and out alley dweller brought him the first mention in the New York Times review of the graffiti and street art retrospective. His Halloween show openings have become notable charades celebrating the lurid and the ghastly complete with a haunted house entrance staged along with his family.
Neck Face's aptitude for multi-media has also been seen in the production of metal masks, paper-mache sculptures and film. For this unique character and international figure of street culture, the true triumph lies in the pure harmony between his examination of the villain, the rogue and the nightmare and his unfaltering wit and fresh approach. Neck Face's unmistakable illustrative style is maintained in the expansion of his medium to silk screened prints.
7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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