We are very excited to be kicking off the 2013 gallery season with the unsung heros of NYC Street Art, Skewville. Ad Deville, chief innovator of Skewville, has been building their legacy with shows around the globe, bringing their uniquely Brooklyn identity to the corners of the world. Known for their iconic wooden shoes that have been gracing the telephone lines of NYC since 1999, Skewville has built a highly recognizeable voice to the streets that have been enjoyed in this city for well over a decade. We are very pleased to be showing Skewville in our upcoming show, Sucks Either Way, featuring a new body of work full of their trademark flair of tongue-in-cheek humor. Please join us on Friday, September 13th, for the opening of this exciting new exhibition. If you can't make the opening then perhaps you might like to join us during the Dumbo Arts Festival, September 27 – 29. We look forward to seeing you!
Mighty Tanaka presents:
Sucks Either Way
A solo show by Skewville
Identity is one of the most inherent forces on the planet. It defines everything about us: our culture, language, style, beliefs, personality and more. It demonstrates both our outward perception and inward analysis. For the most part, we each face this journey of personal discovery alone as our identity is further shaped and molded by our external experiences throughout life. Yet, in many instances, there are those of us who share a physical appearance with an identical twin. The discovery of personal identity encompasses a far reaching duality that resonates strongly with both twins, as they embark in life. Mighty Tanaka is pleased to bring you our next exhibition entitled, Sucks Either Way, a solo show by Ad Deville of legendary Street Art twin duo, Skewville. His art expresses the relationship between him and his twin brother and the duality that they are both confronted with.
Sucks Either Way is not necessarily pertaining the anything bad, however, it is quite the opposite. Growing up, Skewville developed a strong sense of skepticism, dismissing his mothers notion of “Looking on the Bright Side”. Through this, he identified that he could never really be disappointed with anything if he only expected negativity. That way, when good things did happen, he could always be pleasantly surprised by the outcome. The internal duel between optimism and pessimism has shaped Skewville’s identity and created the foundation for his art.
Using a plethora of scrap materials and mediums, Skewville has created a new body of work for the show that expresses his sarcastic approach to life. With a mixture of New York City attitude and ironic humor, Sucks Either Way demonstrates the personal duality that Ad Deville faces on a daily basis.
Friday, September 13th, 2013
6:00PM – 9:00PM
(Show closes October 4th, 2013)