Mar 16th 2013

Planet of the A.CE

@ Maxwell Colette Gallery

908 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Saturday, March 16th, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Saturday, April 20th

Maxwell Colette Gallery is pleased to present PLANET OF THE A.CE, a solo exhibition of works on paper from London-based artist A.CE. The show will run from March 16, 2013 through April 20, 2013, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 16, from 6pm until 10pm. The show will be graphic artist A.CE’s American debut, and features a selection of hand-printed, unique works on paper showcasing both classic and current designs.

Tagging is the fundamental essence of graffiti. The paste-ups and stickers that A.CE has been covertly placing around London for the past decade are graphically-enhanced contemporary manifestations of this same primal credo. A.CE is driven by the writer’s need to leave his mark; to get up. But instead of spray cans and markers, A.CE’s weapons of choice are paper and paste.

A.CE’s work presents nostalgic photographic imagery blended together with contemporary logos and cartoon characters. The resulting ambiguities and incongruities in the images reflect the absurdities of popular culture and our consumer-driven society

Open hours: noon until 6pm, Wednesday through Saturday

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