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You Animal! Shark Toof Solo at LeBasse Projects (Culver City, LA)

Posted on June 22, 2011

‘Nature Will Always Win’

Street Artist Shark Toof clips the short chain on the animal inside for his debut solo gallery exhibit with paintings and portraits of fantasy future hybrids with an air of rough trade, yet cuddly.

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Known around New York for his schools of large Zen master sharks swimming proudly and quietly in formation across ever greater lengths of the city’s walls, Mr. Toof brashly expands his animal vocabulary here to include furry chested lounge singers, knife carrying romantic astrologists, forlorn front desk motel tramps with long pointy teef – and any other kind of role playing character he can coax from your subconscious.

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Shark Toof. Detail. (photo © Jennifer Strauss)

Cooking with a killer instinct, tonight’s chef Shark Toof blows the trucker caps off expectations with this astonishing painting/illustration/finished/raw visual stew served over a bed of fresh graffiti tags. You’ll be too full for dessert, but maybe you would like your paws massaged?

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Shark Toof. Detail. (photo © Jennifer Strauss)

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Shark Toof. Detail. (photo © Jennifer Strauss)

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Shark Toof. Detail. (photo © Jennifer Strauss)

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Shark Toof. Detail. (photo © Jennifer Strauss)

From the LeBASSE projects website:

“After being featured in the recent Portsmouth Museum of Art’s
‘Street’ exhibition, Shark Toof returns to LA for his first major solo
gallery show. ‘Nature Will Always Win’ will feature a series of
paintings in Shark Toof’s signature style, but will surprise his fans
with a greater technical acumen than his traditional work on the

Location – LeBASSE projects (Culver City Location)
6023 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

Exhibit – Shark Toof :: ‘Nature Will Always Win’
Running – June 18th – July 10th, 2011
General Gallery Hours – Culver City: Tue – Sat, 12 – 6 pm

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Special thanks to photographer Jennifer Strauss

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