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RUN #00598x
Denial - Saturday Matinee
Denial
Saturday Matinee
Part of Company of Thieves   View Entire Series
Original Available:   1
24 x 36 x 2 Inches Mixed Media On Cradled Wood Panel
This Run is Sold Out

This piece of original artwork is ready to hang.


Canadian artist Denial and Australian born Ben Frost have joined forces in a bold exhibition of new work that explores the boundaries of appropriation, in confronting re-imaginings of our current dystopian society. Self-­confessed ‘visual thieves’, both artists have had a long history of stealing and subverting the cultural icons that the advertising and consumerist world has thrust upon us, to create new and pertinent interpretations that are as confronting as they are humorous.

Denial and Frost formed an instant friendship since their meeting in Canada in 2011 and have been creating engaging street and gallery work ever since. "Company of Thieves" sees their collaboration push further, with large and small-scale works that reference Pop Art, Graffiti and the corporate world they rebel against.

Welcoming artist reception opens October 18th at Inner State Gallery Inner State Gallery from 7-10pm.

This piece of original artwork is signed by Denial and comes with an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from 1xRUN.

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Company Of Thieves – Denial x Ben Frost w/ Special Guest DJ Qbert @ Inner State Gallery

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1xRUN & Inner State Gallery Present “Company of Thieves” With Denial and Ben Frost
Opening Reception October 18th with Special Guest DJ Qbert

 Canadian artist Denial and Australian born Ben Frost have joined forces in a bold exhibition of new work that explores the boundaries of appropriation, in confronting re-imaginings of our current dystopian society. Self-confessed ‘visual thieves’, both artists have had a long history of  stealing and subverting the cultural icons that the advertising and consumerist world has thrust upon us, to create new and pertinent interpretations that are as confronting as they are humorous.

Please contact Ania@innerstategallery.com to be added to the collector preview or call 313-744-6505

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Denial and Frost formed an instant friendship since their meeting in Canada in 2011 and have been creating engaging street and gallery work ever since. ‘Company of Thieves’ sees their collaboration push further, with large and small-scale works that reference Pop Art, Graffiti and the corporate world they rebel against.

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Daniel Bombardier a.k.a DENIAL is a Canadian stencil and mural artist whose work critiques consumerism and the human condition. Though based in Windsor Ontario, DENIAL spends much of the year traveling and exhibiting throughout Canada and the US, having done solo shows in Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, New York, Toronto and Vancouver.In 2000 Daniel adopted the moniker ‘DENIAL’ as a means of poking fun at advertising, politics and media messages that contemporary society is often ‘in  denial’ about.  Since then he has maintained an ongoing global street-campaign of over 500,000 stickers, placards and murals, using the alpha-numeric characters ‘D3N!@L’.  Intended as a conceptual means of marketing absurdism, DENIAL also challenges traditional notions of graffiti and public art through his bold and often satirical visual subversions.

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Australian artist Ben Frost is known for his kaleidoscopic Pop Art, mash-up paintings that take inspiration from areas as diverse as graffiti, collage, photorealism and sign-writing.  By subverting mainstream iconography from the worlds of advertising, entertainment and politics, he creates a visual framework that is bold, confronting and often controversial. He has been exhibiting throughout Australia and internationally over the last 12 years, including solo shows in London, New York, Toronto, Singapore and San Francisco, as well as group shows in Beijing, Mongolia, Amsterdam and Berlin.

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Opening  artist welcoming reception will begin at 7pm and will end at 10pm. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view from October 18th – November 15th 2013.

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About Inner State:
Inner State Gallery is Detroit’s premier art gallery for both established and emerging artists, both locally and internationally. Located in Eastern Market, the 1800 square foot gallery is home to two exhibition spaces, an artist live/work space, as well as a retail boutique for the gallery’s online counterpart 1xRUN.

 More information can be found at innerstategallery.com

About the Artist

Location: Canada

Daniel Bombardier a.k.a DENIAL is a Canadian stencil and mural artist whose work critiques consumerism and the human condition. Though based in Windsor Ontario, DENIAL spends much of the year travelling and exhibiting throughout Canada and USA, having done shows in Dubai, Australia, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Toronto and Vancouver.

In 2000 Daniel adopted the moniker 'DENIAL' as a means of poking fun at advertising, politics and media messages that contemporary society is often 'in denial' about. Since then he has maintained an ongoing global street-campaign of over 500, 000 stickers, placards and murals, using the alpha-numeric characters 'D3N!@L'. Intended as a conceptual means of marketing absurdism, DENIAL also challenges traditional notions of graffiti and public art through his bold and often satirical visual subversions.

In 2012 Daniel started 'Free 4 All Walls' which is the largest public art project of its kind in South West Ontario. Bringing artists from around the world to beautify and re-invigorate public walls around Windsor, the government funded program has been a huge success in supporting the local community and promoting the value of street-art in contemporary society. Invited artists who have painted murals include: Nychos (Austria), Bask (USA), Omen (Canada), Ben Frost (Australia), Nosego (USA), Persue (USA), Rime (USA), Above (USA), Elicser (Canada), High 5 (Canada), Nekoes (USA), Labrona (Canada), Gaia (USA), Kwest (Canada), Spud (Canada), Earthcrusher (Canada), Czr Prz (USA), Chou (Canada), Uber5000 (Canada) and XRAY (Canada). The project intends to continue well into 2014.

In 2012 Daniel and Ben Frost began working on a project called DENIALEX, a collaboration of styles and ideas. Aside from art works Frost and Bombardier recently delivered a nearly sold-out collaborative two man show entitled “Company of Thieves” at Inner State Gallery in Detroit October 2013 which was featured on several websites such as Juxtapoz, Complex and Fecal Face.

Find out more @ http://www.enjoydenial.com - http://www.freeforallwalls.com