For Immediate Release
PLANET OF THE A.CE: A Solo Show of Works on Paper By A.CE
March 16, 2013 - April 20, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 16 from 6pm - 10pm
Chicago, IL [February 20, 2013]- Maxwell Colette Gallery is pleased to present PLANET OF THE A.CE, a solo exhibition of works on paper from London-based artist A.CE. The show will run from March 16, 2013 through April 20, 2013, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 16, from 6pm until 10pm. The show will be graphic artist A.CE's American debut, and features a selection of hand-printed, unique works on paper showcasing both classic and current designs.
Tagging is the fundamental essence of graffiti. The paste-ups and stickers that A.CE has been covertly placing around London for the past decade are graphically-enhanced contemporary manifestations of this same primal credo. A.CE is driven by the writer’s need to leave his mark; to get up. But instead of spray cans and markers, A.CE’s weapons of choice are paper and paste.
A.CE’s work presents nostalgic photographic imagery blended together with contemporary logos and cartoon characters. The resulting ambiguities and incongruities in the images reflect the absurdities of popular culture and our consumer-driven society
About A.CE: A.CE is a self described “artist who leans towards collage” who has been an active presence in the UK street art scene for over ten years. His influences range from Dada collage work to early skateboard graphics and classic Pop Art. More information about A.CE and images of his street work can be found on his website: www.acelondon.net.