Paul Insect‘s IDEA OF FREEDOM opens tomorrow night at FIFTY24SF Gallery and it’s one of the biggest, most anticipated shows to date. IDEA OF FREEDOM is a solo exhibition from London’s Paul Insect, one of cult arts most recognizable and renowned artists. The opening reception is tomorrow night, Thursday, 11.6 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss this, the show is amazing and Paul Insect is selling prints made exclusively for this show.
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Read more about Paul Insect and see more images of Paul signing prints and how he’s been making his mark in SF while he’s bee in town after the jump . . .
Show Exclusive Prints:
Insect’s first-ever solo show in the United States will feature a new collection of works including prints, installation and mixed media pieces covering how the societal burn-out has begun. The exhibition aims to bring to our attention how our ‘idea of freedom’ is simply a facade for technology’s overbearing reach into our everyday lives and happiness. How ‘hope’ is measured by new emails and updates on our favorite blogs and sex sites. How the ‘underground’ is now an idea on our computer screens accessible by our fingertips. And how ‘culture’ has been suffocated into transient movements offered as 72-bit post it notes.
Paul Insect has executed some of the most celebrated and provocative exhibitions in recent memory; including his “Bullion” show for Lazarides Gallery in July of 2007 which satirically placed golden ‘bullion bars’ in various parts of London as it’s run-up promotion. One collector purchased the show in its entirety. More recently, Insect’s other Lazarides Gallery show, “Poison!” poked holes in our conceptions of sex, faith, beauty and politics though a series of paintings, doctored icons and twelve Playboy Bunnies comprised of skeletal figures.
Along with eye-popping gallery exhibitions, Insect has established himself as one of street art’s seminal figures, and has formed his image of a baby’s head with a computer chip in place of a brain into one of the immediately recognizable images in street art today.
Paul Insect Signing Prints:
Paul Insect in SF:
- EVENT–PAUL INSECT Exhibit and Reception at POST NO BILLS in Venice
- Judith Supine LADYBOY Show
- “Twinkles” Book Signing in Brooklyn
- AIKO’s Love Monster at Joshua Liner Gallery
- Koralie @ 5024SF Gallery, Opening on Oct. 2nd