“Interesting” Gallery proudly presents the first solo show of the artist team BIG APPLE GRAPHICZ, aka Victor Cayro and Becca Kacanda. Working at a delirious pace in Brooklyn, the pair have generated an incredible body of work through the mediums of drawing, sculpture, video, audio recordings, and panoramically hand-drawn T-shirts. Big Apple Graphicz absorbs imagery from popular culture and transforms it into a hilarious, oft-disgusting tapestry of satire and self-mythologizing. Virtuosic draftsmanship and color handling, as well as the encyclopedic references to cartoon and trash movie culture catapult their work out of the doldrums of standard psychedelic art and into a lofty zone of beauty and elegant grotesque.
Cayro/BALD EAGLES, THE undisputed OUTLAW GOD of the Underground
comics anthology, is a self taught artist. Formerly a resident of various
couches of his hometown of Dubuque Iowa, he Writes, draws comics, makes
objects d'art, and also has a 20 year history of Video creation with
the notorious online presence Phuckface Digitalis.
Kacanda/Bk Broylerz is a native New Yorker and Suburban Floridian
transplant- whose family moved to Florida during the year of the greatest
mass exodus of New Yorkers to Florida in history to date (not kidding
at all- it even made it to my high school sociology text book a few
years later). I moved back to New York for college. The underlying causes
and meanings for this journey to Hell/Florida revealed itself in myriad
of ways, of which I'm still unraveling. What I'm trying to say is that
this may explain my pre-occupation with New York City has deep roots
and isn't any superficial New York hipsterdom bullshit. They say that
New York is the capital of the world, and then September 11th happened.
Who is to blame? It would be easily to dedicate my/our lives work to
finding out and revealing what exactly is going on in this Fraggle Rock
Bottom World. This generation knows way too much and way too little,
and we're living the grand scheme of a false economic depression, what
a sweet place to be, what an interesting time to be an artist. There's
so much to find out and now we easily can, if we have the guts.
“Interesting” Gallery is a temporary art space in Prospect Park South, the project of Rebecca Bird and Matthew Thurber. It will feature the work of interesting new artists.