Galleria Patricia Armocida is proud to present Mint Julep, a group exhibition with works by Maya Hayuk, Cleon Peterson, Revok, and Francesco Igory Deiana, opening on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 PM.
Mint Julep is a cocktail from the southern United States consisting of bourbon, ice, sugar, and mint. Mixed together, these four ingredients create a refreshing and summery beverage. And this is the starting point for the exhibit: a taste of fresh, new creative trends from overseas.
Jason Williams, aka Revok (Riverside, USA, 1977) creates abstract geometric panels with vibrant colors and striking patterns inspired by urban environments and scenes from everyday life. In his work, often made from found materials, Revok creates sharp and dynamic geometric forms. The idea of layering and combining, the tenets of his poetics, come across in his latest works as clean and harmonious forms thanks to the juxtaposition and overlapping of geometric shapes, and intermixing of different colors and textures. In his latest works, Revok uses graffiti devices and devices for its removal to create objects that reflect the background and environment in which they were made.
Revok lives and works in Los Angeles. Considered one of the most daring and influential writers of his generation, he’s a member of The Seventh Letter, an acclaimed West Coast artist collective, and of Mad Society Kings (MSK) a world-renowned graffiti crew. His work was included in Art in the Streets, at MOCA in Los Angeles in 2011 and that same year in the Street Cred at Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art.
His past solo exhibitions include: Revok, Library Street Collective, Los Angeles, 2015; Pose-Revok, The Mine Gallery, Dubai 2014; Ordinary Things, Library Street Collective. Detroit, 2012; Tragedy & Triumph, Vicious Gallery, Hamburg, 2011. Some group exhibitions: Art Truancy, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, 2014; Uphill Both Ways, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, 2013; City Of Fire, curated by Arrested Motion, Stephen Webster Gallery, Los Angeles, 2013; SCOPE Art Fair, Jonathan LeVine Gallery booth, Basel, 2012; Hookers, curated by Natalia Fabia, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, 2012; Fresh Produce, Primary Flight Art Fair, Miami, 2010; Nimbus Vapor, curated by Ron English, Opera Gallery, New York, 2009.