August 6, 2017 The Unbiased Writer

Acclaimed contemporary artist Josh Keyes unveiled his highly-anticipated Implosion exhibit at Thinkspace Gallery last night. Admired for his work that places graffiti tags in both natural and unexpected settings, his artwork has been described as ‘a satirical look at the impact urban sprawl has on the environment and surmises, with the aid of scientific slices and core samples, what could happen if we continue to infiltrate and encroach on our rural surroundings.’ Josh Keyes released the following statement regarding his latest collection of work, ‘ This new body of work is a sobering meditation on the possible future for this world. The current political climate in the US and growing tensions in the world are frightening. There is enormous uncertainty and anxiety about the long-term effects this presidency will have on our freedom, relations with the world, and the protection of the environment. Implosion to me implies a collapse inwards, into a hollow center. It’s like being sucked into a vacuum, a void, falling into nothing, losing the soul. For me these new paintings serve as a catharsis for working through these fears, and anxieties.’ Josh Keyes: Implosion (Main Room) August 5, 2017 – August 26, 2017 @ Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, CA.


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