OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, October 11th 8-11PM
show runs October 11th thru November 16th, 2008:
SOLID GALLERY ONE presents
DELIRIUM: new works by BILL "13:11" McEVOY
Bill McEvoy's work derives from his love of cartoons, tattoo & skateboard art, religion, politics and a steady stream of all things subculture. Working in an array of mediums since he was a child, including stop-motion animation, hand drawn films, sculpture & creature effects, McEvoy has recently turned his attention to painting and showing work in galleries. McEvoy brings to life an army of characters in "Delirium", a solo show proudly presented by Solid Gallery One. The works in "Delirium" are both fun and expressive as McEvoy populates his paintings with cartoon characters and wild creatures adding his signature edge and attitude. McEvoy's inventive imagination along with his bold (and sometimes glittering) color palette are surpassed only by his mastery of canvas, wood and all things paintable! There is no doubt that all audiences will be captivated as Bill McEvoy's subjects explode into our gallery and create havoc for a 5 week exhibition commencing on October 11th, 2008.
Bill McEvoy's journey as an artist began as a young boy growing up in Southern California. He developed a love of drawing at a very young age which eventually led him into creating stop-motion animation and hand drawn films in high school. By his senior year, he was already heading a special effects makeup division along with a few industrious classmates where they created an entire course on mask making and creature creation. Right out of high school, McEvoy was offered a job to teach underprivelidged children how to create and film their own cartoons. During this time he realized that he loved teaching almost as much as he loved drawing!
After a few years of teaching, McEvoy began creating comic books and was offered a job doing graphics for a clothing company. He was also asked to lend his creativity to some proposed animation projects within the company. One project entitled "FLAMEHEAD" actually got a clothing line of it's own.
Now working for Paul Frank, formerly of Paul Frank Industries, McEvoy has turned his attention to painting and showing work in galleries. His greatest influences come from comic books, cartoons, tattoo and skateboard art, heavy metal music, video games, religion, politics and all things subculture. Some of the artists that he credits for inspiration are Simon Bisley, Arthur Adams, Norman Rockwell and Todd Schorr.
Bill McEvoy's work has been exhibited in multiple galleries throughout Southern California. He also participates in collaborative canvases and live painting shows, making sure to paint as often as possible. To view more about Bill McEvoy and see examples of his work visit http://www.myspace.com/thirteen11
Drinks are complimentary 21+
334 N. Fairfax Ave. (just north of Beverly Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA 90036
PARKING: Arrow Parking lot directly across the street
COST: $5 flat rate after 4PM/ Free after 9PM
(or street parking)