PRETTY UGLY – OPERA GALLERY – JUNE 2ND
This Thursday (June 2nd) is the reception for my show “Pretty Ugly” at the Opera Gallery in New York.
I have been working on this body of work for the past 6 months and I am very happy with the results. I have spend every free second, dollar, and favor that I had to create this work. Now, after 6 months of hard work, it’s ready.
This work will feature some of my largest works to date. I pushed myself creatively, technologically, and mentally to produce the work.
I will also debut the new anodized Aluminum works that were created during a residency at the Neal Feay company. These pieces are produced by anodizing the aluminum directly with various dyes. This impregnates the surface of the aluminum with pigment so that it cannot be washed off. The works are so durable that you can wash them with lacquer thinner and a pressure washer and it would not mare the surface of the art.
I hope you will join me at the Opera Gallery | 115 Spring Street | New York, NY
Space will be limited, so please RSVP to: RSVP@workhorsevisuals.com
Logan Hicks is an photorealistic landscape and portrait painter. A pioneer in the art world, he has created a hybrid technique of mixed media art. By combining stencils, photography, aerosol and unexpected canvases (such as anodizing on aluminum and etched wood panels) he has laid the groundwork for this new medium.
Logans work follows in the tradition of contemporaries such as Warhol who utilize photographic multiples. With subjects such as the urban landscape, abandoned buildings, trains, cityscapes and crowds his works explores the universal experience of being ‘alone together’ in large cities, capturing a sense of serene desolation and loneliness supported by an unspoken solidarity. The meticulously crafted larger as life works create a contemplative environment – quiet moments of reflection captured in time.
Within the newest body of work, Logan uses urban architecture as a metaphor – stairs lead to differing states of consciousness, doors open to levels of awareness, streets become veins in a living, organic city space. The aptly titled show, ‘Pretty Ugly’ expresses his uniqueness in noticing subtle, overlooked moments in a chaotic, ugly, busy world, and rendering them poetic glimpses of the universal human condition.
This is a video of me creating one of the anodized aluminum pieces
INDVSL X Logan Hicks shirt
on June 2nd, in addition to my show opening, I will have a shirt released through my good friend Daryll Peirce who owns INDVSL clothing (http://indivisualclothing.com/)
Almost 7 years ago I did the respirator design for a tour through Asia. Since then I have people over the years ask me to reprint them but I resisted until now.
I am happy to team up with INDVSL to relaunch the shirt in new color schemes, as well as men and women sizing.
To order shirts, visit: http://indivisualclothing.com on June 2nd
A big thanks goes out to VNA magazine for the write up in the newest issue.
In addition to myself, there are write ups on Shepard Fairey, Dabs and Myla, Elph, Jordan Seiler, Burning Candy, Nychos and more.
Visit www.verynearlyalmost.com for more info
No person gets to this point alone. There is an army of people who contribute towards the success of any individual and I am no different.
For me this show is only possible because of the selfless acts of: my Mother, Tristan Eaton, Jordan Seiler, Alex Rasmussen, Andrew Black, Peat Wollaeger, Eric Allouche, George Benias, Miya Ando, and Patrick Taylor. Without them, the work you see at the opening would not have existed, or if it did, it wouldn’t have been half as good as it is. To those people – don’t ever think that I forget who helped me get here!
Lastly, the biggest thanks goes to Kristen. There aren’t enough words in the world to express my gratitude for having someone that is patient and supportive. There aren’t enough ways to say thank you for that.>