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March 5, 2015

REVOK | APRIL 10TH

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EXHIBITION: REVOK
When: April 10, 2015 from 6 – 10PM
Where: 1242 Palmetto Street, downtown Los Angeles

Detroit-based contemporary art gallery, LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, is pleased to announce the much-anticipated Los Angeles exhibition by REVOK. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, unveiling an entirely new body of work featuring over a dozen hand-painted wood assemblages of enthralling geometric forms in vibrant oil enamel and synthetic polymer. The work is a culmination of REVOK’S new ideas that spawned since moving back to Los Angeles in 2013 after a two-year creative hiatus in Detroit. During his inspiring and productive time in the city, REVOK gained influence from found materials in the physical environment that led to a series of assemblages constructed from artifacts scavenged throughout the city. These works are the focal point of his published book, “REVOK: Made in Detroit” (Gingko Press, 2014) and led to sold-out exhibitions in Detroit, Hamburg, New York and Dubai.

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“I felt I was at a place to try new things,” says Jason Williams, when asked how he continues to reinvent himself. “A lot of what I’m going to show in Los Angeles has to do with my new environment.” Williams, better known to many as REVOK, has spent the past twenty-five years not only developing a reputation as a prolific and influential graffiti writer but also as a successful artist that has exhibited internationally in both galleries and museums. “Leaving Detroit and returning to Los Angeles, it didn’t make sense to continue in my previous direction. I felt I had accomplished what I wanted to with my studio practice in Detroit.”

While he adheres to a similar process for creating his most recent body of work, REVOK has developed an intricate and highly complex aesthetic, exclusively using materials he creates in his California studio. REVOK’s new work is centered on the idea of singularity. “We as a civilization and species seem to be on the brink of a new era of evolution. The idea of our technology and biology merging into a new digital consciousness proposes new questions,” says REVOK.

“The work initially feels computer generated and manufactured. However, upon close inspection, the artist’s hand is revealed through flaws and imperfections. It becomes understood that this is the creation from a man’s hands and consciousness and not that of a machine,” says JJ Curis, Partner and Gallery Director at Library Street Collective.

REVOK’s self-titled exhibition will be held at Library Street Collective’s temporary gallery space located at 1242 Palmetto Street in downtown Los Angeles. The gallery will host an artist reception and public opening on Friday, April 10th at 6 p.m. For additional information please visit lscgallery.com.

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REVOK
REVOK (born Jason Williams in 1977) is an American contemporary artist noted for his complex assemblage works. Respected for decades of influential and pioneering work as a graffiti writer, REVOK’s studio work explores deeply shared themes involving place and human experience using the very materials that make up the environment around him. REVOK has exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles as well as the Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art. His work has been exhibited internationally in the United States, Europe and the Middle East and is in a number of important private collections worldwide.

For More Info on REVOK: http://www.lscgallery.com/artists/revok

 

Library Street Collective
Library Street Collective specializes in cutting edge modern and contemporary fine art with a primary focus on artists who have developed their skills and visual art in public spaces. Our mission is to share what we believe to be some of the most important and inspiring art today. Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, Library Street Collective continues to cultivate a culture of exploration and art appreciation. In addition to exhibiting the works of countless international artists in its Detroit gallery and abroad, Library Street Collective has curated numerous public art initiatives many of which can be found in the city of Detroit.

 

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Many aspects of the surf industry are geared towards brand identification, varied lifestyles and approaches to wave riding, and curating a certain look that reflects your image of choice. For us, these types of distinctions are not as important as having fun with our Broz in the ocean and continuing on with our daily grind, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to have a little fun.

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