With all the great art to see, make sure you stop by this opening show curated by some good friends of mine Michael Russek and Deborah Vogt.
DIALECT is proud to present: L.Croskey
THE CUTTING ROOM
Opening Reception March 11th, 5-11pm
About L. Croskey
One wouldn’t think that a collage artist, working with glue and paper would have once been bombing the streets of LA, but back in the 80’s Leonard Croskey known to everyone as LC, used to by the name of King Kaoski and ran with Pasadena grafitti crew, IBM: Images Beyond Mentality. This once strictly street art man then stretched his creative palate and turned to fashion and studied design for two years. This love for design is now the grafitti artist and fashion designer turned into a collage artist.
LC’s art combines grafitti’s movement and color with the design and pattern making of fashion. Collage is the creative outlet that brings his two different talents together and produces a new kind of image. An image with clean tight lines that reflect those of the modern digital arts with a graffiti bounce, except LC leaves the computer behind and lets paper, glue and scissors be the means to an artistic end. Inspired by vintage and pin up art, design and advertising, LC creates a world of imagination, a very distincet world of his own, an image that reflects a metaphor or fantasy or delusion, a false paradise. By using magazines and books ranging from vintage pin up to children’s books and numerous others, he takes these classic beauties and other collected images and places them in a modern design setting. Years of collected wrapping paper, wallpaper, scrap booking paper and magazines are the materials LC uses to build this girl inspired world, luring you in to find out that the story might actually be saying more than what it may have initially eluded to. LC’s art is a diary of emotions from his past and the lessons he has learned from these various, funny, sometimes dark relationships, and sometimes just good old fashioned sex.
LC is one of the most formidable forces in the contemporary art scene in LA today, curating shows and presenting and inspiring emerging artists with a multitude of events and galleries, including Cannibal Flower.
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