Thursday, March 10, 2011

Brian Adam Douglas — Due Date

Under the name Elbow Toe, Brooklyn based artist Brian Adam Douglas has been pasting his distinctive woodcuts, stencil work, large-scale charcoal drawings and collages onto the walls of cities all around the world throughout the past decade. Due Dates, his UK solo show which opened at the Warrington Museum back in December will be moving to Black Rat Projects with an opening tomorrow evening, Thursday March 10th.
'His diverse practice is anchored by an interest in the human gesture as a powerful form of communication, one charged with unspoken narratives and he continually transforms public space into a stage for these private moments. The scenes in his most recent body of work focus on the bewildering act of parenthood. Just as he builds a finished image through the meticulous layering of tiny individual bits of coloured paper, so the meaning of the image is woven through layers of references to historically and culturally established narratives. This kind of intertextuality has become the foundation for the development of his distinctive style. The result is a sophisticated visual language where personal metaphors begin to communicate universal truths.'
Preview evening and launch party 10 March 2011 6 — 9pm. The show will then run at Black Rat Projects until the 08 April 2011.

Black Rat Projects | 83 Rivington Street | London EC2A 3AY

Photo: ©Elbow Toe

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