Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Albert Reyes Matt Furie Killing Time

Killing Time art show opening
Matt Furie and Albert Reyes at GR2

May 17-June 18, 2008
Reception: Saturday, May 17, 6:30 -10:00

Giant Robot is proud to host Killing Time, a group art show featuring the work of Matt Furie and Albert Reyes.

Matt Furie is an Ohio-born, San Francisco-based artist whose richly detailed and hyper colored illustrations and paintings reflect the creative cross breeding of The Neverending Story, unrestrained imagination of The Muppet Show, and humor of ALF. His corruption by popular culture is further complicated-or perhaps enriched-by the energy of BMX culture and anarchy of street art.

Albert Reyes is a Los Angeles-based San Francisco Art Institute graduate who has developed a style equally influenced by graffiti, comics, and fine art. Among other media, he draws and prints on the inside covers of old books and mixes traditional Mexican imagery, popular culture icons, and political suggestion. He was the cover artist and main interview in Giant Robot 52.

For the show, the artists are creating over 100 paintings, sketches, and prints, including 25 collaborative pieces that examine the dismal themes of pain and death, brightened by the aesthetics of teen horror movies. The palettes of these special works will be limited to black, blue, and gray.

A reception for Furie and Reyes will take place from 6:30 - 10:00 on Saturday, May 17. For more information about the opening, the artists, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

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