Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Anthony Lister at Upper Playground

Artist: Anthony Lister
Gallery: Upper Playground FIFTY24SF
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 7-9p.m.
Exhibition Dates: February 5 – 26, 2009
Address: 252 Fillmore St

“Magic Trick” is a solo exhibition by Anthony Lister, a painter and installation artist born in Australia, and based in New York City.

Anthony Lister’s creations are described as brilliant, broken and abstracted figural works depicting the darker side of both heroes and villains. His fractured renderings place them as imperfect and exaggerated, post-post-modern opposites to how they were conceived – as symbols of modernist humanism. Lister’s work is a reflection and interpretation of the constant bombardment of media, and its relationship with the viewer. His mixed media technique of utilizing various types of paint, from spray paint to watercolor to acrylics, gives his work a depth that has made him one of the most sought-after contemporary artists today.

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