Posted by Anne McCullough on July 12, 2012 | Leave a Comment
Friday, July 13, 2012
DJ Chilly C
Small Bites, wine and Pabst Blue Ribbon
Ruben Aguirre Between the Overlap & REVISE CMW Covering All Grounds Opening Reception at Aisle 1 Gallery Friday, July 13, 2012, 7–11pm .
Join Aisle 1 Gallery on Cherokee Street, Friday, July 13 for the Opening Reception of Ruben Aguirre’s Between the Overlap and REVISE CMW’s Covering All Grounds paired solo exhibitions. DJ Chilly C will be performing and there will be small bites, wine and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Chicago-based artists Ruben Aguirre and REVISE CMW will exhibit new work for their paired solo exhibitions. Ruben Aguirre is best known on Cherokee Street for his mural at Texas Ave., painted in November of 2011, and Revise’s artistic approach has stretched far beyond the graffiti standard of producing letters.
While in St. Louis, Revise and Ruben will also add to the growing public art landscape of the Cherokee Street area by painting murals near Aisle 1 Gallery, on the concrete wall and storage container in the parking lot behind the National Rent to Own building.
About the Artists
With work ranging in scale from murals to intricate paper collages, Ruben Aguirre’s work continues to evolve with a strong design aesthetic. Both his public art and studio work lean heavily on elements of typography, blended with influences of nature, evolution, existentialism and life as a Chicagoan. These pieces, typically collages composed of paper, spray paint, acrylic paint and drawings on wood panels, are influenced by graffiti, sign painting, typography, vintage wallpaper patterns and Japanese kimono textiles.
Revise CMW grew up riding the subways. He was exposed to the world of graffiti at a very young age through the colorful rooftops the redline had to offer. It was not until he entered junior high that he decided to take on this very demanding art form. Revise has always had an appreciation for the elements of style, color, form and composition in graffiti. In high school he began creating his own recognizable wild style. At the time, Revise was highly influenced by his peers in the Chicago graffiti community. However, he has come to stand out due to his constant experimentation. His artistic approach has stretched far beyond the graffiti standard of producing letters.
As a member of the famed Chicago’s Most Wanted crew, Revise has been able to hone his skills. With CMW, he has painted numerous walls and hit high profile street spots offering inevitable, and often notorious, exposure. His experiences with the Chicago graffiti network, as well as his unique vision, are all expressed in the body of work you see today. Revise’s pieces seek to encompass the magnetic, artistic side of graffiti as well as the love of illegal street art he will always possess.
Aisle 1 Gallery is located at 2627 Cherokee Street (@ Texas), St. Louis, MO 63118, just one block west of Jefferson Ave. www.aisle1gallery.com
Closing Reception will be Saturday, August 11, 2012 6-8 pm. View the exhibition during Gallery Hours Saturdays Noon–4pm or by appointment call 314 330 8869