As Issued, Costa Mesa based bookstore and art gallery, celebrates three years tonight with a show curated by Kevin Peterson and Marcas Contemporary‘s Dana Jazayeri. Titled “Tres Ãnos”, As Issued’s 3rd year Anniversary show will highlight new and original pieces by 21 artists- Nathan Spoor, JeanPaul Malozzi, Jessica Ward, Shane Jessup, Anthony Hurd, Edith LeBeau, Cate Rangel, just to name a few. They are primarily street artists and figurative painters of the Lowbrow generation, who credit their inspiration to ‘zine culture’ and share cutting edge aesthetics. Their artwork here touches upon several issues like love, religion and self empowerment. Edith LeBeau’s piece portrays her signature strong female figure intricately paired with fauna and flora elements. The female figure is also important to Cate Rangel’s art, who’s subject exudes boldness and fragility in pretty, blue hues. Then there are Shane Jessup and Cody Miles who’ve created more graphic pieces that mix animals with abstract shapes. Each artist offers something a little different, which is representative of the gallery’s mission- to support a variety of known and unknown artists trying something new.
As Issued’s 3rd Year Anniversay Group Show will exhibit at As Issued in Costa Mesa, CA through October 12th, 2014.
Jean Paul Mallozzi