Kostas Seremetis: Ready…Steady…Go! @ Fourth Wall ProjectJuxtapoz // Thursday, 08 Sep 2011
NYC-based Kostas Seremetis, who we featured in our Pushead curated October 2009 issue, has a new exhibition, Ready...Steady...Go! at Fourth Wall Project in Boston, opening September 10. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures, prints, and video, all exploding with his trademark superpotent abstract expressionist imagery.
Seremetis says of the show, “I create contemporary fine art using iconic characters from pop culture, from Rock’n'Roll, film, comics and classic cartoons. I don’t feel paintings are individuals, they feel more like a group or gang… which explains why I repeat icons or images in different mediums and situations, to better amplify the body of work.”
Pieces in the exhibition include a free standing, 9-foot sculpture of 5-point star, made of police barricades, multiple colorful and abstract Mickey Mouse palette-knife paintings; a palette-knife painting mashing Felix The Cat’s face atop the Black Panther; paintings on paper including Captain America masks with skulls! and Batman cowls with plastic fangs! Eight new “comic book covers series” (editions of 25), each a masterful mashup: Wolverine/Jim Morrison. Wonder Woman/Frida Kahlo. Black Panther/RZA, Master of Kung Fu/Jimi Hendrix and more; and looped on a monitor will be TRILOGY – a visual and aural collage consisting of the Star Wars Trilogy; Seremetis edited this 126 minute film, taking the left third of Star Wars, the middle third of Empire Strikes Back and the right third of Return of the Jedi, synchronizing them to magical effect.
September 10—October 23, 2011
Fourth Wall Project