|A Black Lit Rainbow by Mister Lee|
Grimes and others display works at New York's Audio Visual Arts Gallery
Work of Grimes.
Little Ms. Grimes aka Claire Boucher.
Work of Dan Rocca.
Mr. Dan Rocca
All images by Nolan Conway
If you weren't fortunate enough to check out Grimes' group exhibition at the Audio Visual Arts Gallery, which was up for almost the time it takes to blink (being that it was up from March 23-25), then hopefully we can provide a glimpse into it. On display were also the works of Dan Rocca, Alexandra Mackenzie, and Lux Xzymhr. The consistently dark introspective undertone shared amongst the panel came from the fact that Grimes curated the entire show. All the qualities mentioned were embodied in her own work. Although, her obsession with Hieronymus Bosch and Manga was evident, the mixture of bold graphic elements with the simplicity of a pen and ink medium made for something unique unto itself. The work of Alexandra Mackenzie was most captivating in her use of such rich texture and a psychedelically accented minimal palette, conveying a message of humanity's treatment towards nature. On the other hand, Dan Rocca's work possessed a blackened sense of humor with reversible drawings subtly blending fiendish characters with pop video game icons like Luigi of the Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog. Select works from the exhibition were auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the organization Sisters In Spirit.
|OWN magazine  3/29/2012 0:02 EDT|