Exene Cervenka Art Exhibit in NYC Starts Tomorrow (5/23/08)
Written by admin on May 22, 2008
Cervenka’s second New York exhibition will feature two of her series of work: â€œThe Spirits Are Alive and Wellâ€ and â€œEPIC HEROâ€.. The works will be displayed to the public tomorrow through July 18th.
According to a news release, â€œThe Spirits Are Alive and Well,â€ is a series of collages from various found material and antique photographs. The slice of Americana mixed with Cervenka’s own contemporary artistic style also finds itself intertwined with a reference to William Shakespere adn Psalm 46.
The second exhibit, â€œEPIC HERO,â€ features her stencil and spray-painting work which, according to DCKT Contemporary:
…reclaims the ready-made template, combining American symbology and imagery that challenges militarism, patriotism and notions of valor. From the camouflage of army fatigues to Warholâ€™s camouflage paintings, â€œEPIC HEROâ€ and its layered complexity is at the very heart of contemporary Americana.
A reception will be held for Cervenka there on June 20, 6-8pm.
Currently, Cervenka is touring with the rest of X on their “13 X 31 Anniversary Tour,” which will be in at The Fillmore in New York City Saturday night as well.