Artist Josh Agle, better known as Shag, has an impressive retrospective now on view at the Grand Central Arts Center in Santa Ana, CA. Entitled ‘Hand Pulled’, the exhibition is an overwhelming survey of every single screen print, etching and pigment print the artist has created over the course of his decade-plus long career. Most of the works are long sold out and this is the ideal opportunity for fans and lovers of libations, tiki and general swank debauchery to view, and purchase, Shag’s first works from 1999 all the way until present day. With over 250 pieces on display, ‘Hand Pulled’ presents a comprehensive look at the artists work and growth in narrative.
On Saturday, August 6th, Shag will be celebrating the closing of the show by signing merchandise and the show poster (available for a $20 minimum donation) that benefit the Japanese relief efforts. He will be releasing a new etching with GCAC that day and as an added bonus, immediately following the signing GCAC will also see the release and group signing of the ‘Suggestivism’ book, curated by Nathan Spoor (see our show coverage here.) Opening night photos courtesy of Derek Bahn below.