by: Guillaume Boulez
April 11, 2011
On Wednesday, April 13 2011, Royal/T in Culver City debuts “FACEMAKER,” a new exhibition curated by Kathy Grayson of New York City’s The Hole. Featured in the show are works from contemporary young artists including the title piece by Ben Jones, in addition to Barry McGee, Kenny Scharf, Joe Grillo, assume vivid astro focus, Olaf Breuning, Shepard Fairey, Avery Newman, Aurel Schmidt, Kembra Pfahler, Aaron Johnson, SWOON, Allison Schulnik, Clare Rojas, Spencer Sweeney, Nate Lowman and Mat Brinkman. The show will explore interpretations of the most universal element of human perception: the face.
Each artist in this show finds a new way to imagine a face, whether in painting, drawing, sculpture, or video. “At Royal/T, we want to think of a different way to share the rising talents of undiscovered underground artists,” says Owner Susan Hancock.
“The ‘FACEMAKER’ exhibit is particularly exciting and relevant because as people, we’re instinctively wired to see faces in everything,” adds Grayson. “Today’s young artists are approaching this simple concept in a way that challenges our assumptions and makes us consider the face in new ways.”
‘FACEMAKER’ will be displayed through June 2011