Gallery Openings and Events

RandallScottProjects Presents The Youth are Getting Restless by Chris Bors

Photo courtesy of RandallScottProjects.

Photo courtesy of RandallScottProjects.

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Artist’s Reception: Saturday, August 24 from 6pm to 8pm

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RandallScottProjects announces their next exhibition by New York based artist, Chris Bors opening August 24th through September 21st, 2013.

Chris Bors’s paintings are based on the dysfunctional and schizophrenic identity that results from a contemporary society preoccupied by television and pop culture, as well as specific instances of mass media and underground culture. Often focusing on obsessive personality traits while throwing in autobiographical references for good measure, his work is intentionally ambiguous.

Bors recent paintings, which appropriate logos from hardcore punk bands, are meticulously hand painted to resemble silkscreen prints. He often incorporates drips of color that activate the surface and create a jarring contrast, which also references stain paintings of the 1950s and 60s. To compose the paintings, Bors combines images from various sources including vintage magazines, children’s activity books, websites, and his own drawings. The juxtaposition of these elements resembles the compositions of and mimics the tactics used in political messaging. The work also plays on the confrontation of violence and solidarity as expressed in a music genre that has roots based on a struggle for social justice.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday through Saturday: 11am to 7pm

RandallScottProjects is located at 1326 H Street NE, 2nd Floor. For more information call 202.417.4872 visit www.randallscottprojects.com or contact them at [email protected]

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