Posted on October 16, 2012
Please join us for the opening reception
Saturday, October 20, 7 – 10pm
On view thru November 10
SHARK TOOF’s new book will also be available at the reception.
Artist will be in attendance to sign copies.
Ping Pong Show is the spectacle of romance and nature. Nature and romance are adversaries in a constant battle akin to the idea of predator versus prey. Core belief systems are challenged. These uncomfortable proximities provoke questions and leave the viewer reflecting about the complexity of social interaction.
Shark Toof has taken an ambitious parallel path to his iconic street work and created a spectacular new series of paintings that express a bold conceptual vision and the technical merit of his multi media skills. The exhibition will showcase original paintings in which the artist skillfully juxtaposes textures, employs precise lines and traditional rendering, in dynamic and complex compositions saturated with of color – and with meaning.
About Shark Toof
Shark Toof currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He graduated from Pasadena Art Center College of Design with a BFA in Illustration in 1998. Solo and group shows include Dreams Deferred, Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles; Duality, CB Gallery; Marxist Glue, Hold Up Art; Small Gift Sanrio 50th Anniversary, Barker Hanger; Sugi Pop, Portsmouth Museum of Art, New Hampshire; Unfaithful Forever, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; Dead Letter Playground, Leo Kesting Gallery, New York; Viva Lost Wages, Joseph Watson Collection, Las Vegas; Crazy 4 Cult, Gallery 1988; MAYDAY, Barracuda and Baker’s Dozen, Fountain Art Fair, Miami.