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GERING & LóPEZ GALLERY will be home to “King of the Wild Frontier,” a solo exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Todd James. In this exhibition, James presents two large new bodies of work. The first is a group of canvases depicting his familiar Somali pirate series. No longer on roughly cut sheets of paper, these oil paintings dominate the gallery with their crisp shapes, large-scale and emotive brushwork. The new medium accentuates characteristics of James’ work, namely the seductive colors and fluid lines of its subjects. The second part of the exhibition is a recreation of Vandal’s Bedroom – the sprawling, graffiti-filled structure that was a highlight of the “Art in the Streets” exhibition recently shown at the MOCA. The New York version of the work is equally dense with information. Part object, part installation, this teenage vandal’s bedroom-turned-graffiti battle station gives glimpses of plans for an imaginary artistic takeover. Bleeding marker drawings form letter styles from the rough & tumble 1980s New York subway era, they’ve been combined with repurposed cartoon characters performing decidedly off-model activity. “King of the Wild Frontier” runs from March 1-April 21.
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