August 4th – 25th, 2007
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, August 4th, 7-10pm
6009 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
310 837 1989
BLK/MRKT Gallery is proud to present UK art phenom Ian Francis in his first solo exhibition in the United States. Francis’s work explores the chasm between the details of day-to-day life in the real world and the projected fantasies emanating from the world of sex, death, celebrity and imminent destruction concocted by the media. It’s about the trials and tribulations of vapid celebrities, the deluge of pornography and the embarrassing domination of news reports about such puerile frivolity in this time of war and global strife. For this exhibition, Francis set himself the challenge of translating his work into the medium of paint, adding richly textured surfaces, painterly expressivity and luminous pigmentation to his repertory of evocative, surreal and sensual narrative tools.