Casey Weldon & Lil Bub exhibit @ Spoke Art SF 9/7/13

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Ken
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Casey Weldon & Lil Bub exhibit @ Spoke Art SF 9/7/13

Post by Ken » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:48 pm

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Very excited to welcome back represented artist Casey Weldon for his second solo show with the gallery.

As an added bonus, we will be debuting our second gallery space, located just two doors down from Spoke Art, with a themed exhibition dedicated to internet superstar Lil Bub (who will be making a special guest appearance at the gallery on Saturday.)

More info below:
Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco is pleased to present “Meow Brow” a new exhibition of original paintings by Seattle-based artist Casey Weldon.

For his second solo exhibition with us, represented artist Casey Weldon tackles a wide berth of overarching meta themes. Ranging from internal commentary on the state of contemporary culture to a satirical analysis of the internet in general, Weldon has deftly created a body of new acrylic paintings that humor and appall.

Through his thematic commonality of quadruple eyed animals, Weldon intentionally disorients the viewing experience by juxtaposing a subject that is impulsively attractive yet eerily disturbing. With this subtle manipulation the viewer finds themselves drawn towards these subjects, yet can’t quite focus on them, akin in many ways to the eye fatigue experienced by countless hours on the internet, often fueled by the mindless addictive nature of social media. The choice of cats specifically as his subject matter continue on Weldon’s commentary of the internet/social media. The immense popularity of cat culture and viral cat memes is unavoidable in this day and age, a point made all too apparent by the pairing of Weldon’s exhibition with a Lil Bub art show just two doors down this month at Spoke Art.

Entitled “Meow Brow”, a play on the controversial label know as “Low Brow” art, Weldon addresses the art establishment in general with a self awareness that displays the artist’s uncanny insightfulness and humor.

In summation, if you’re not a cat person, this may not be the exhibit for you. If you are, ignore the press release above, we’ll see you at the gallery this September, come by anytime.

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/502697953158604/

Learn more about Casey Weldon here: http://caseyweldon.com/

Learn more about Lil Bub here: http://goodjob.lilbub.com/



Ken
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Re: Casey Weldon & Lil Bub exhibit @ Spoke Art SF 9/7/13

Post by Ken » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:18 am

Excited to share a first look at Casey's exhibition, which opens on Saturday night at our brand new second gallery location (just a couple doors down from Spoke Art on Sutter Street.)

We'll be sending out the collector's preview today (Friday) so if you'd like an advance look at the exhibit and specifics of the paintings, please shoot me an email at spokeartgallery(at)gmail(dot)com.

Cheers!

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