Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"The Revolution Will Be Fabulous"

Peter Gronquist

A Weapons of Mass Designer Show
opening Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
Gallery 1988 Los Angeles is proud to present Peter Gronquist's special engagement art exhibit, "The Revolution Will Be Fabulous", which will run from Saturday, May 3rd until May 16th, 2008.
The opening reception will take place on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 from 7-10 PM, and the artist will be in attendance.
Although Peter Gronquist is a well-known painter (and part of the recent Vivisect Playset Toy Series) "The Revolution Will Be Fabulous" will feature only Gronquist's signature weapon replicas that he slyly customizes with gold plating and designer logo prints, re-defining an object with such hazardous possibilities, as something of ridiculous fashion and glamour. These are actual guns that he's able to make into his own artistic statement. By juxtaposing these firearms with the language of mass consumption and consumerism (as well as the quintessential aspects of "bling"), Gronquist challenges gangster/crime culture, as well as the second amendment, giving them a whole new sense of glamorization (and satire).

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