Tuesday, March 24, 2009

BROOKLYNITE GALLERY vs MISS BUGS & JOE BLACK



"2 MANY ARTISTS"
APRIL 4 - MAY 2
OPENING RECEPTION APRIL 4TH, 7PM (19:00)

**SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST - PRINCE PAUL

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Miss Bugs and Joe Black's work is a Public Summit on the
infallibility of comic books, fairy tales, and emerging artists
– a cut to the core of blue chip art and born-into pop culture.

We, Brooklynite Gallery, give you "2 Many Artists": Cut it up
how you want – that's what they do, paying tribute to legions
of artists. Collaborators Miss Bugs and Joe Black lead a grim
but loving procession through hives of art world iconography.

For MISS BUGS, "2 Many Artists" celebrates their role as
middlemen, spinning toward answers in the marketplace where
art titans and street artists remake each other. Who owns art
and why do people make it? With a warped sexiness, their work
is fantastical and tangible as a bloody nose. Miss Bugs is an
image-maker using collage and layering silk screens with other
found materials to generate stories. Often the work is not
about Miss Bugs, but the images themselves, displaced from
their usual habitat.

JOE BLACK wields Lego's like arrows ---which is funny
because they end up facing everyone head on. His technique
of assembling photo-realistic images from found objects is
extremely advanced. The scarily precise formal elements are
mirrored content-wise. His specific icons and way of
depicting them highlight a sinister piece of pop culture and
the art world that, through infinite generations, will
not leave.

MISS BUGS / JOE BLACK

For more info:
Brooklynite Gallery
334 Malcolm X Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11233
phone: 917-747-9751