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Andrew Jeffrey Wright and Isaac Lin, The NeverEnding Story IV

Cinders Gallery
28 Marcy Avenue, 718-388-2311
July 2 - July 22, 2009
Reception: Thursday, July 2, 7 - 10 PM
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Cinders Gallery is proud to present a two person show with Philadelphia artists Isaac Lin and Andrew Jeffrey Wright—old friends, collaborators, and founding members of the Space 1026 Collective. With a joyful color palate, a side-splitting humorous side, and an endearing sincerity, these seemingly lackadaisical, yet awesomely prolific, artists perfectly represent the attitude and nonchalance of Space 1026’s decade-plus history of serious art-making.

There are multiple elements of Arabic calligraphy, musical notation, graffiti, and geometry in Isaac Lin’s drawings, prints, and paintings. A repetitive rhythmic flow takes your eyes up, down, and across the page with colors, shapes, spray paint bursts, iconic faces, monsters, and cartoon dog heads. Using screen-printing techniques, gouache, markers, and collage, there is a depth to the layers of textures and colors, a visual hypnosis of patterns that seem to spread like a positive plague across walls inside and out, on found pieces of paper, or even on top of photographs.

Andrew Jeffrey Wright also uses hypnotic patterning in his prints and paintings-checkerboards bend and weave, bursts of colors explode, and deconstructed lines form new patterns from old ones. Wright also paints and draws in a naïve yet efficient style that uses a large library of hilarious imagery—from invented characters like his series of Labrador dogs with ab muscles, to nostalgic pop culture references such as an E.T. - Mr.T hybrid, Furbies, and Rainbow Brite. His potty humor can be silly, but still manages to retain a poignancy that is both thought-provoking and sincere.
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