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  • 111 MINNA - SOMARTS

    05.06.16

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    111 Minna Gallery: Celebrity Trash - Jason Mecier; Internal-Eternal - Bedelgeuse

    Comment by AB: Jason Mecier has the unique skill of transforming even the most useless throwaways and pieces of trash into outrageous over-the-top celebrity portraits. In the side gallery, Bedelgeuse conjures up inconceivably imaginative visions in collage. Worth a visit on both counts.

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    Jason Mecier with his Phyllis Diller portrait at 111 Minna Gallery.

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    Amy Schumer & Joan Van Ark trash portraits by Jason Mecier.

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    Art by Jason Mecier.

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    Celebrity portrait art by Jason Mecier.

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    Life-sized 3-D anatomical fantasy collages by Bedelgeuse.

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    Art in above image closer (nicely done).

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    Collage art by Bedelgeuse.

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    Bedelgeuse collage art.

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    SOMArts Gallery: Resistance. Curated by Pamela Ybańez.

    Artists: Rea de Guzman, Taro Hattori, Eryn Kimura, Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong, Janna Ańonuevo Langholz, Vięt Lę, Marcius Noceda, Carlo Ricafort, Pallavi Sharma, HuiMeng Wang.

    Comment by AB: Annual group show of the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) in conjunction with the 19th annual United States of Asian America Festival 2016 titled Civil Dis(place)ment. While I entirely understand the history of the space and always appreciate the social and political significance of the art shows here (and learn a great deal from them as well), these last several exhibitions have been rather light on the art part. While they're consistently satisfying in social and political terms, we can't forget that SOMArts is an art space and these are art exhibitions. In other words, the art should not be relegated to the status of accessory to the message.

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    Installation & performance art by HuiMeng Wang at SOMArts Gallery.

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    Another view of installation in above imaged.

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    Installation by Carlo Ricafort.

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    Art & installation by Pallavi Sharma.

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    Multimedia installation by Taro Hattori.

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    Wall installation by Marcius Noceda.

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    Marcius Noceda art done after a photograph.

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    Video by Vięt Lę.

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