Pawn Works Presents
GABRIEL SPECTER: REPEAT OFFENDER
May 14- June17, 2011
Opening Reception Saturday, May 14, 2011/ 6-10pm
Brooklyn-based, Gabriel Specter is internationally known for precise street installations that revitalize forgotten environments. Taking an anthropological approach to his subject matter defines Specter’s aesthetic. Striking paintings and sculptures document change, celebrate the marginalized and ultimately become monuments to common urban experience.
In his first Chicago show Specter addresses the culture of repetition in street art that he notoriously denounces. He generally refuses to work in multiples, but in this work, REPEAT OFFENDER, Specter plays with repetition on his own terms.
First, he garners images from previous projects to hand-paint, carve and paste a central, large scale 8’ x 8’ piece. Using that as a reference he re-paints selected sections resulting in works that vary in scale, color and medium from that of the original. Specter stretches his muscles in figurative and abstract painting with this new body of work. Each piece is meticulously made employing a range of techniques and materials to impart an authentic, ‘stolen-from-the-street’ quality.
We will be hosting an event on Saturday May 14 from 6-10pm for Gabriel Specter: Repeat Offender at Pawn Works; Artist will be in attendance.
1050 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60622
Other Articles You May Like from BSA:
‘The Gag Law made me do it!,” says Street Art activist and social commentator Bill Posters as he talks about his new kiosk takeovers in Placa Espanya, Barcelona. The large black and white photographs ...
You made it! Thanksgiving is over and you did not explode from eating too much pumpkin pie. Right? A number of subverting artists and activists took over billboards in cities around the world this ...
Hyperrealism, Pop portraiture, cartoons, wildstyle, Big ears (Sipros) and of course Biggie, it’s the wake of the Bushwick Block Party! Urban Ruben (photo © Jaime Rojo) No matter which year it ...
It is a stormy day outside the window today in Brooklyn – rain is coming down in sheets and the sky is a silvery grey and the leaves are holding on to the trees for dear life, not ready to fall. Feels...
Welcome to BSA Images of the Week and welcome to summer in NYC here on its 2nd day. Also Happy Father's Day in the US. Juneteenth. White Fragility. Defund the Police. How to Be an Antiracist...