A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery
126 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Tuesday – Sunday: 12-5
New Work by:
July 29 - August 17, 2014
Artists' Reception: Friday, Aug.8: 5-8 pm.
John Moloney's work has a heavy psychological narrative tone that recalls surrealism unhindered by classism. His loose brush and ink style pays homage to Raymond Pettibon and his free associative compositions work in the vein of Yamataka Eye. John is a founding member of the psych-art group Sunburned Hand of the Man and continues to release his art and music in small hand made editions, similar to Sun Ra’s production methods.
Sam Gaskin often presents his paintings and drawings under the moniker "Sam Gas Can." He brings a fluency to the contemporary myths and iconography of capitalism and popular culture; this includes everything from wrestlers, cartoons, and fast food marketing icons. His subversive pop art sensibility and absurdist re-appropriation of these characters and images is simultaneously wry and painstakingly earnest. His lo-fi pop performances and studio compositions have been released internationally. His comic book projects also have an international following, and have been translated into Finnish.
Greta Svalberg is a painter and installation artist who engages with surface, materiality, color and abstraction. In this exhibition are her intense rice paintings. Imagery from archeological, medieval, and contemporary sources conflate the mythological and mundane. Supernatural tableaus continue in the graphic tradition of Hilma af Klint, Bruce Conner, and Oyvind Fahlstrom.