New Image Art is pleased to announce LADYBOY, the highly anticipated solo show by Judith Supine, collagist of the psychedelic and surreal.
The exhibition features the artist’s newest and most ambitious work to date, showcasing more than twenty canvases and large-scale woodcut sculptures up to fourteen feet high. Supine has transformed the entire gallery into a personal installation space, covering every inch of floor, wall and ceiling with silk-screened wallpaper, his signature fluorescent colors and dreamlike narratives.
LADYBOY references the “genderqueer”. Supine describes the title’s significance as “the marriage of opposites in one person — comparable to the technique of collage, combining seemingly disparate images to reveal something that wasn’t previously apparent”. An intimate encounter by the artist with a ladyboy in Bangkok served as the stimulus for this exhibition.
Brooklyn-based Judith Supine uses his hyperactive imagination to merge images of people, pornography
and design elements. He describes his materials as “free or at least really cheap”: X-Acto knife, glue
sticks, low-cost paint, thrown-out books, and magazines — whether sourced from the trash, the public
library, the dentist’s office, or bankrupt porn shops. Figures with disproportionate features are created,
revealing a developed technique and distinct style—gritty and sophisticated. Supine is widely recognized
for his art in the streets for both the pieces themselves and their exceptional placement. “He bursts out onto the streets on a completely different level”, says gallery director Marsea Goldberg.
Judith Supine has participated in both solo and group exhibitions worldwide including galleries in Los
Angeles, New York City, London and Berlin. His work was displayed at Wooster Collective’s seminal 11
Spring Street show in 2006, and at the art festivals FAME in Italy and Nuart in Norway.
New Image Art Gallery
Since 1994, New Image Art has been the most influential gallery contributing to the underground art
movement on the West Coast. Founder and director, Marsea Goldberg, has been responsible for launching
and fostering many of the most recognizable and sought-after artists in the contemporary and street art
genres, including: Bäst, Cleon Peterson, Clare Rojas, Date Farmers, Ed Templeton, Jo Jackson, Neck Face,
Osgemeos, and Retna. New Image Art continues to push boundaries and grow its roster of both established and rising talent. www.newimageartgallery.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Reception: April 13, 2011 (7 – 10pm)
Exhibition: April 13 – May 13, 2011
New Image Art Gallery
7908 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
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