Apex "Warp & Weft" @ Subliminal Projects, LAJuxtapoz // Friday, 07 Mar 2014
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is proud to present an exhibition of new work by San Francisco based street artist Apex (aka Ricardo Richey). The works in Warp & Weft are a fresh twist on his 2011 Indigo series, which was originally inspired by Apex’s personal love for jeans and his desire to use denim as a fine art surface in a way that incorporated his street art roots.
His choice in material makes a direct reference to the self-painted denim jackets many inner city tag artists wore in the 1980s as a way to represent their crew. The contrast between the vibrant, geometric graphics of Apex’s signature painting style against the texture and weight of the Indigo dyed denim results in a unique and fashionable marriage between fine art, street art, and the history of graffiti writing and tagging. Warp & Weft will be Apex’s first solo show in Los Angeles.