V1 GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS Clastic Plowers
A solo exhibition by Thomas Campbell Litmus Test
A solo exhibition by Ed Templeton Known Associates
A solo exhibition by Evan Hecox
Thomas Campbell, Ed Templeton and Evan Hecox are friends, collaborators and colleagues. It was Campbellʼs idea to gather the 3 artists for 3 new solo exhibitions. The group has exhibited extensively together in the seminal Beautiful Losers exhibitions (2003 – 2008) curated by Aaron Rose. This is the first time they show together in Scandinavia.
Excerpt from email from Thomas Campbell to Jesper Elg 08.14.12
Jesper --t.moe here,,,hey amigo,,,,,here is the basic run down about my show,,, ,,,the name of the show is "Clastic Plowers" it is a name that is more of a feeling than an actual real name,,,it's a feeling of modern and natural world natural collision via the earth creature humans.......not in a judgmental way,,,but just observation of what is and how weird and fascinating humanity and nature is in itself.....observing the obvious for the millionth time and interpreting it,,,,,,,into new bronzes, works on paper, works on wooded type sculptures,,some sewn shit,,,loose more expressive actions abound ,,,feeling it and other things,,,moving with the sway,,,,,
Thomas Campbell (USA, b.1969) is an accomplished artist and auteur working in a multitude of media. He has recently shown at Half Gallery, New York and in Sao Paulo. A new monography on Campbellʼs work “From UMMM to DER” is available from Gingko Press.
is a collection of photographs from Ed Templetonʼs trip to Russia in 2007. A trip where he shot constantly in the wide-eyed amazement of a first-timer in a new place, picking up on the social differences of the people and places so mythical to a child who grew up in the cold-war. The photographs in Litmus Test were printed by hand in Templeton's home darkroom for this exhibition and written on by Templeton himself, pulling quotes from various literature and luminaries from history. Litmus Test is also available in book form.
Ed Templeton (USA, b. 1972) is a diverse artist and pro skater. Templeton has recently shown at MOCA los Angeles, S.M.A.C.K in Gehnt and Museo dʼArte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia. Numerous books have been published on Templetonʼs work. An extensive monography Deformer is available from Damiani.
Evan Hecoxʼs work captures the essence of urban environments through a unique process that involves careful, first-hand observations of his surroundings and then progresses into drawings and paintings that are striking in their graphic simplicity. His work recognizes and evokes the transitory nature of cities and of the lives that exist within them. By visually embracing all aspects of these environments he uses the decay and detritus of modern cities as key visual elements in his work, thereby challenging traditional preconceptions of beauty. Like mental snapshots distorted by the haze of memory they both record a place and time as it actually was and re-write fact by removing certain elements while emphasizing and distorting others. In this way his work has the effect of placing the viewer in a certain time and place while also imposing his own experience within.
Evan Hecox is an accomplished artist and graphic designer (1970, USA). He has recently exhibited in New York, Los Angeles and London.Download PDF