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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Anthony Lister at The Standard Shop

I was sorry to have missed this yesterday - Anthony Lister's sculpture edition opened yesterday at The Standard Shop. The edition includes a bunch of wooden mini-masks, shields and swords, all of which are on sale for $200. In addition to the sculpture edition, Anthony painted the storefront of The Standard Shop yesterday, during the opening. Anthony's work is inspired by comic book imagery.
Heroes and villains are taken out of the panel and placed in a new space, devoid of the usual storyline, dialogue and scenery. His paintings are not controlled by cartoon context; rather, the figures in these portraits are reinvented through the artist's hand. His mixed media technique, involving layers of ink, spray and brushwork, allows his paintings to simultaneously have a soft, ethereal and garish, raw energy.

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