Artist’s ‘paint responsibly’ for WASTED – curated by Dave MacDowell
Get hooked this summer on a heavy dose of ocular candy as WWA Gallery (www.WWAgallery.com) and Dave MacDowell presents Wasted, a most intoxicating tribute exhibit about “being under the influence.”
Throughout history, from Van Gogh to Kurt Cobain, mind-altering substances have always had a symbiotic and torturous relationship with the Arts. As both muse and disease, they can be the catalyst for creativity while simultaneously destructive to the maker.
Celebrated and glorified yet vilified and abused, the convoluted but immeasurable impact of these substances on American culture and counterculture cannot be ignored. Ever more true in a society fascinated by celebrities, whether it’s gawking at photos of a starlet’s latest drunken escapade or singing about rehab, we revel in dysfunction – it’s time to admit it.
Wasted – the Great American Pastime is a tongue-in-cheek yet candid look at our complex relationship with drugs and alcohol through eye stimulating contributions by over 70 fine artists and creative professionals. Nothing was deemed off-limits or taboo, we only requested they ‘paint responsibly.’
A number of artists will be in attendance opening night.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Peter Adamyan, Erik Alos, Michael Alvarez, Crystal Barbre, Dan Barry, Robert Bowen, Scott G. Brooks, Elliot Brown, Nicole Bruckman, Vincent Cacciotti, Nathan Cartwright, John Cebollero, Luke Chueh, David Chung, Joshua Clay, Dave Cooper, Edward Robin Coronel, Johnny Crap, Steven J Daily, Matt Dangler, Cameron Davis, Patrick Deignan, Leslie Ditto, Jason Edmiston, Mark Elliott, Patrick Fatica, Rob Faucette, Richard Frost, Serge Gay Jr., Josh Geiser, Dan Harding, Chris Hoffman, Aaron Jasinski, JoKa, Aunia Kahn, Ken Keirns, Kolaboy, Larkin, Craig LaRotonda, Gabe Larson, Edith Lebeau, Tim Maclean, Jim Mahfood, Apricot Mantle, Michael Mararian, Bill McEvoy, Meats Meier, Chris B. Murray, Buddy Nestor, Augie Pagan, John Park, Shaunna Peterson, Chris Marrs Piliero, Lou Pimentel, Arabella Proffer, Dan Quintana, Jeff Ramirez, Cate Rangel, Brandi Read, Allison Reimold, Joseph Reyna, Gregory Rodriguez, KRK Ryden, Scott Scheidly, Chris Sheridan, Allison Sommers, Brandon Steen, Chase Tafoya, Big Toe, Christopher Umana, Dark Vomit, Jessica Ward, Casey Weldon, Michael White, Charles Wish, Trey Xander, Genevive Zacconi, Chet Zar, ZOSO
“Wasted” – The Great American Pastime
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9 2012 | 7-10pm
On View: June 9 – June 30, 2012
9517 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232