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July - October 2016
"Semiotics." James Verbicky.
Showing: July 1, 2016 – October 1, 2016
Location: 326 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Semiotics: The study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior
Existing in a Verbicky state of mind: derive meaning from his iconic images and textual vibrancy to expose your own state of mind. React and define your existence by reflecting on what you see and what makes ‘meaning’ for you.
James Verbicky’s striking multimedia works defy easy description, deftly combining elements of collage with layers of resin and dye to form panels that burst with color and texture. Verbicky’s appropriation of vintage advertising imagery invites viewers to contemplate a culture of media bombardment, while his masterful sense of proportion and color stimulate the senses.
"The media paintings bridge the gap between sculpture and painting by binding fragments of vintage media to one another, double-exposing language and image and melting them in upon themselves. By unearthing and layering the remnants of dozens of decades of disparate generations, the media paintings transcend simple words and images and become objects containing the essence of human culture." - James Verbicky
JAMES VERBICKY (b. 1973, Edmonton, Canada) is a Polish-Canadian artist who currently works in the United States. In 2008, the United States government granted the artist a coveted Extraordinary Ability Green Card in recognition of his important contribution to the arts. His work has been displayed in many institutions internationally, notably at a juried exhibition at the Louvre Museum in Paris. His most recent works include resin on wood media paintings and large scale, enamel on canvas.
James Verbicky’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize.