The Moen Mason Art Gallery in Tucson, AZ has debuted Class War: New paintings by Nick Flatt. Flatt debuted six new paintings and a glitter bombed motorcycle installation at the opening of his new show Class War. Class War deals the viewer six different slices of the social inequality dialog. True to form, Flatt’s new exhibition showcases his jaw dropping attention to detail, technical proficiency, as well as his views on consumerism.
"Down with the corporate oligarchy! But please buy these paintings first. The commodification of rebellion.”
“ We know exactly who our oppressors are; their vanity paints a large, luxury bullseye on their backs. The only problem is, rather than despise those symbols of conspicuous consumption, we've learned to desire them." -Nick Flatt
Texas-born Nick Flatt is known for his large scale photorealistic portraits, often with provocative themes gleaned from titles like Excess is Masturbation, Pay to Play, and Pink Threesome. Through the use of models who physically resemble the prototype of those commonly used in mainstream advertising, Flatt whets the viewer’s unconscious appetite for consumption. However, their extreme, lascivious gestures distort our desire to the point of discomfort. By exposing the cheap triggers employed by these glossy glamazons, Flatt invites us to be repulsed by their honest unmasking.
Moen Mason Gallery continues to push the envelope of art exhibition. With complete disregard for exhibition status quo, anything goes when it comes to methods of exhibition and installation. Moen Mason continues to present critically acclaimed artists from around the world to the southwestern United States. Some of the artist represented by Moen Mason gallery include Jonathan Hobin, Nick Flatt, Derek Gores, Aaron Nagel, Axel Void and more.
Class War: New Paintings by Nick Flatt
Moen Mason Art Gallery
November 8th - January 15th, 2015