WE'RE GOING TO: "WILL OF THE WAY" AT FUSE

Currently based in San Francisco, Mat O’Brien has exhibited in California, Japan, Texas and New York. In his paintings, O’Brien transforms portraiture by layering images of friends, found phrases, everyday conversations, comic strips, and other pictures from pop culture. He is interested in pop cultural references because of their universal recognition, yet potential range of interpretations. Using a time-consuming, fine line brush process, he creates incredible detail as well as revealing subtle tonal gradations. The resulting image disintegrates, almost falling apart – requiring firm engagement and looking.

Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Josh Sachs currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Sachs has shown artwork in California, New York, Arizona and Kentucky. His work, like the dawn of all time, accumulates its history by sacred seconds, magnificent minutes, honorary hours, deliberate days, winded winding weeks, magical months, and yearning years which is steeped in tradition and shrouded in mystery tapers to a razor sharp zenith never to pierce deeper than this psyche.

“Will of the Way,” curated by Tony Cox runs September 28 through October 26, 2011, at Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F), NYC, NY. The opening reception, on Wednesday, September 28th, from 7 to 10 pm, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Fuse Gallery at 212.777.7988 or fusegall@fusegallerynyc.com.

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