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Christian Larrazabal & Curt Lemieux – ATTACK OF THE KILLER fill in the blank
July 8, 2016 - August 13, 2016
An exhibition of collaborative drawings from Christian Larrazabal and Curtis LeMieux. Taking their cue from Post-WWII era sci-fi films, the artists re-imagine the possibility of animals taking up arms against human kind. The works are rife with carnage as zoomorphic and distorted animal forms literally rip apart human flesh. Larrazabal and LeMieux share a compulsion towards line. Their collaborative drawings combine LeMieux’s simplified and minimal linear approach with a strong graphic and detail oriented style that characterizes Larrazabal’s practice. Despite the horrific imagery, the compositions are not heavy. They are actually quite humorous and campy. These animals are pissed and they are exacting revenge!
On View: July 8 – August 13
Christian Larrazabal is a 2014 graduate from Ramon C. Cortines School of the Visual and Performing Arts in Los Angeles. He is the founding member of the artist collective TMK. TMK seeks to expand the opportunities for young artists in Los Angeles to pursue their creative passions outside of the confines of established schools and institutions. TMK has produced events at several venues throughout the region including the historic Regent Theatre in Downtown L.A., The Smell in in Downtown L.A., and The Mint in mid-city. The collective is known for hosting exhibitions at various pop-up locations and has created an ongoing music festival called Derbo Ballz in the building that formerly housed the L.A. Derby Dolls.
Curt LeMieux’s artwork has been shown nationally and internationally and appears in several private collections. Exhibition venues and events include: The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA.; Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.; Machine Projects at The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.; The Berkeley Video and Film Festival, Berkeley, CA.; The Sixth Festival of International Images in Manizales, Colombia; Luna International, Berlin, Germany; and The Museum of Contemporary art in Minsk, Belarus. LeMieux received an M.F.A. in 2001 from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. He also holds an M.A. in studio art from the University of Wisconsin – Superior.