Looking forward to this exhibition with our friends at Inner State in Detroit. Canadian artist Denial and Australian artist Ben Frost will be showing in Company of Thieves, a group show of sorts with both artists exploring both appropriation and common everyday visuals that we see in society. Those money pieces all ready jump off as pretty great...
Self-confessed ‘visual thieves’, both artists have had a long history of stealing and subverting the cultural icons that the advertising and consumerist world has thrust upon us, to create new and pertinent interpretations that are as confronting as they are humorous.
Denial and Frost formed an instant friendship since their meeting in Canada in 2011 and have been creating engaging street and gallery work ever since. ‘Company of Thieves’ sees their collaboration push further, with large and small-scale works that reference Pop Art, Graffiti and the corporate world they rebel against.
Company of Thieves: Ben Frost and Denial
October 18—November 15, 2013
Inner State Gallery, Detroit