I know this post may be a little late, since the show opened the 11th, but Vandalog was given some great photos of Ron English’s prep work for the pieces exhibited. Taking place at The Opera Gallery in New York City currently, the site hosts a rare exhibition of new and old favorites of English (and yes, his Ronald McDonald makes multiple appearances. Thank God for that). Known for hosting a fellow pop “artist’s” solo exhibition a little while back (please do not make me say his name. I actually begin to taste vomit in my mouth when I think of that sad excuse of an “artist”), Opera decided to take it up a notch and put on a real show this time around pulling out all the stops for English. Paying homage to Keith Haring’s cultural commodity store (or maybe even just a simple play on the “pop” word), The Pop Up Shop, the show is sure to be an incredible display of creative talent. Most street artists experience that harsh epiphany when they realize that that most of their work refuses to translate into the white cube, but English surpasses the dilemma with his sarcastic, and sometimes sadistic, play on popular culture. Exhibiting works in several mediums- painting, mixed media and sculpture, the Status Factory is sure to be a widely talked spectacle of the fall art season.
Below are some of the works included in the show. You can see pictures of most of the works here.
Photos courtesy of Opera Gallery