Dialogue of the Streets
Featuring Jesse Edwards
January 13—February 1, 2012
Opening: January 13th, 2012, 6-10pm
All are welcomed to attend the reception and may RSVP
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Klughaus Gallery is proud to present “Dialogue of the Streets,” a solo exhibition of recent works on canvas and selected ceramics by Jesse Edwards, a Seattle based artist The Seattle PI describes as “a teddy bear with a paintbrush and a police record.”
Edwards’ past, which consists of running wild in the streets with some of the most notorious crews from the Northwest, has significantly informed his work. As an escapee from a life of crime, he has been able to channel his energy from the streets into his painting without losing the good-natured ‘Fuck You’ attitude that makes his paintings unique. With a newfound positive outlook on life, Edwards has garnered a reputation as a prolific artist active on both coasts. The Seattle Times describes Edwards as “a formal easel painter living a highly informal life. In spite of his thuggish behavior and attitude, most of the Seattle art community has been very welcoming thanks to his undeniable talent.” Though many compare his techniques to those of the Impressionists and Old Masters like Degas and Rembrandt, Edwards’ subject matter is refreshing, cheeky, raw, suggestive, and relevant when it comes to the reality of the streets—an ironic combination of style and subjects that is uniquely his own.
Exhibition will be on display from January 13, 2012
through *February 12, 2012 * dates extended
47 Monroe St.
New York, NY 10002.