March 31, 2012

Drew Maillard "Living In Interesting Times" Solo show at MF Gallery


Drew Maillard
Living In Interesting Times

Opening Party: Saturday March 31, 7-10pm.

Viewings by appointment until May 5, 2012.

MF Gallery, fine purveyors of the eccentric and bizarre, are proud to present the collected works of one of their own. "Living In Interesting Times" is an exhibition of the drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures of Drew Maillard.

There is an ancient Chinese curse that goes "May you live in interesting times." Drew Maillard was born and raised in America in the last quarter of the 20th century… A fascinating era to be sure.

He is a product of his environment. Nature and nurture; habitat and conditioning combined. Drew’s adolescence was divided between comic books, horror and sci-fi films, and fantasizing about girls he didn’t talk to. Also there was Punk Rock and L.S.D.. After spending some time in the army and leaving his hometown in upstate NY, he received his Bachelor Of Fine Arts degree from SVA in 2000. His life experiences and travel is what informs Drew’s crazy crazy artwork.



Drew works in an originally distinctive style, which he creates with fervorous cross-hatching. He has been drawing near as long as he can remember, and shows no signs of letting up any time soon. He can spend days or months on a single drawing, hatching tiny little marks with a tiny little pen, or do a print edition start to finish in just one evening. Regardless of the choice of materials, he isn't afraid to get his hands dirty and jump in with both feet, head first.

In the rising tide of media mediocrity and global standard cooling, it is necessary for someone to take a stand and proclaim in a loud forceful voice "This Shit Sucks!" And Drew will scream it from the rooftops... Figuratively and literally!



At the Opening Party, (On Saturday March 31st, 7-10pm) Drew Maillard will be signing and drawing customized faces on special exclusive prints for only $30 each. He will also provide markers and give the audience a chance to customize their own prints. Refreshments will be served. Admission is Free and open to all ages.

"Drew Maillard: Living In Interesting Times” will be open by appointment until May 5th, 2012.

All of the art will also be available for viewing and purchasing online at: www.MFgallery.net


MF Gallery
213 Bond St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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