The McLoughlin Gallery is pleased to present “Crowd Pleasers” a two-person exhibition featuring
Devon Almarinez and Max Papeschi
Works on view Dec 15 – Jan 21, 2017
Opening Reception December 15 6 – 7:30 pm
“In a world that is truly topsy-turvy, the true is a moment of false.” Guy Debord
Devon Almarinez, an artist that combines his background in graphic design and graffiti to create an abstract documentation of celebrity icons. As a self-taught painter and screen printer, Almarinez aims to document their societal contributions, and create an homage to the icon thus, inciting the audience to explore and learn about them. Maintaining the integrity of the person is paramount to Almarinez’s work as he displays their, all too often, forgotten biography on canvas.
Max Papeschi is an Italian artist with experience as an author and director for theatre, TV and Cinema Papeschi has a unique approach in addressing the political milieu using humor and vintage imagery. In the series, La Société du Spectacle, Papeschi cleverly collages together prominent political figures in conjunction with entertainment figures; a critique of contemporary consumerism and commodity fetishism, dealing with mass media. It is a social relationship between people that is mediated by images.