Maxwell Colette Gallery is pleased to announce Welcome To Goonswood, a solo show of new paintings from Goons. The exhibition will be on view from October 5 to November 9, 2012 with an opening reception on Friday, October 5th from 6pm to 10pm.
"Welcome to Goonswood where all dreams come true.” -GOONS
Known for their signature big red lips, Goons’ characters are as unmistakable as they are charming. Though they are engaged in the banalities of daily life and often soaked in a familiar nostalgia, these characters exist in a world that is not our own. “Goonswood is a secret city just beyond the sight of eyes. It is a place where anything is possible. All the colors are brighter, all the shapes are richer and everything is bigger." Goons will be the tour guide, the translator and the bus driver for this excursion into the mind of the eclectic artist.
Goons is a native of Chicago who currently resides in Vermont. In July 2012 he was the judge’s choice winner of the Red Bull Curates Competition in Chicago and in December 2012 will be going to Art Basel in Miami to exhibit work with them. His ‘Clean It Up’ video for Orbit Gum is an viral sensation with over a million views on You Tube. This is his first show at Maxwell Colette Gallery.