February 07, 2013

Mark Drew "Deez Nuts" exhibition at China Heights Gallery


Mark Drew
Deez Nuts

Opens Friday Feb 8, 6-9pm
Continues Saturday Feb 12-5pm

As the first exhibition of the year, China Heights is proud to present 'Deez Nuts'; a series of paintings on canvas accompanied by a self-produced publication by Mark Drew.

As well as being the co-founder of China Heights, Mark Drew is an Australian graphic artist, based in Tokyo since 2009. His works primarily reference music, pivoting on a heavy nostalgia for 1990s rap music.

'Deez Nuts' is a new body of work, which began as a zine of the same name. For this exhibition, Drew has painted large-scale versions of the illustrations found within the zine. The works show Peanuts comics with lyrics from Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, N.W.A, Gang Starr, Public Enemy and more, as dialogue. The combination replicates the obsessions of a younger Mark Drew perfectly, as well as encouraging a possible anima connection within the spirit of the subjects.

"Mans inhumanity to man" - Charlie Brown

China Heights
3, 16-28 Foster St
Surry Hills 2010, AU
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