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Jon Burgerman & Jim Avignon, Anxiety Room

Factory Fresh
1053 Flushing Avenue, 917-682-6753
February 12 - March 15, 2009
Reception: Thursday, February 12, 6 - 10 PM
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Factory Fresh gallery is proud to present Jon Burgerman and Jim Avignon in their first collaborative effort, Anxiety Room, an eye-popping showcase of sly, mind-bending drawings and paintings offering viewers an opportunity to alleviate – or exacerbate – their tender nerves. The show, which premiers Thursday, February 12th, also features “Anxiety Broom”, a live, opening night painting performance with Burgerman and Avignon.

With a prodigious resume remarkable in both size and scope, Anxiety Room marks Jon Burgerman’s second effort with Factory Fresh founders Ali Ha and Ad Deville. The Nottingham-based artist is the designer of a series of figurines for Kidrobot, creator of the visually stunning book Pens Are My Friends, and the source of inspiration for innumerable tattoos. Dazed & Confused magazine has described Burgerman’s vibrant, labyrinthine images as “Walt Disney at an Incan monument on mescaline”, and he would like everyone to know he is not just another pretty face.

Unpredictable and sensational, Jim Avignon has become a pop-icon in fewer than 15 years, defying the rules of the art market and delivering his crisp, Technicolor works directly to the people. Avignon is the author and illustrator of the Attack Delay series, founder of the one-man-techno-band Neoangin, subject of numerous television documentaries, and a wild and untamed thing. He resides in both Berlin and New York City.
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