I’m very excited to present an art exhibition, entitled Just Look at What He’s Doing!, at Echo Curio from October 21-24. I was asked to do a “solo show,” but in reality it’s been a collaborative effort that I’ve done with the extraordinary help of Sarah Cisco, Caitlin Craggs, and Kitty Dexter. We’ve been working hard on it, and it’s coming together quite nicely. I’d love it if you attended. Here is a link so that you can RSVP to the opening on Facebook. Echo Curio is located at 1519 Sunset Blvd in Echo Park, and the opening event begins at 9pm. Since 2007, musician Geoff Geis (Pizza!, Big Whup) has created visual artwork lampooning the hyperbolic reactions on both the political left and the political right to Barack Obama. Originally displayed at Tiny Creatures Gallery in December of that year, “The Audacity of Blood” is a grotesque pop-up book that parodies liberal America’s Messianic expectations of then-candidate Obama while eerily predicting today’s vicious respons…e to President Obama from the conservative fringe. In 2009, Mr. Geis exhibited a follow-up series entitled “Obamaporn” at several galleries including Echo Curio. Juvenile in nature, these collages feature members of the First Family in various pornographic poses.
Now Mr. Geis presents a retrospective of those works, along with a new mixed-media sculpture entitled “Just Look at What He’s Doing!,” for his first solo art show at Echo Curio. Combining the tongue-in-cheek political sensationalism behind “The Audacity of Blood” with the wanton crudeness of the “Obamaporn” series, the new piece will befuddle, delight, and perhaps enrage audience members.
Opening reception at 9pm on October 21.
Vegetarian appetizers by Food, Tyler, Food.
Featuring collaborations with:
The word on youtube about “The Audacity of Blood:”
“LMAO! I’ve seen a lot of retarded videos but this is by far the most retarded. It’s funny how many forget that George Bush and his cronies are responsible for the deaths of 4,000 young Americans. If you want to attack Obama that’s fine: freedom of speech lets any nutbag say anything, but wouldn’t it be nice to discuss the actual ISSUES? People are too scared to discuss issues for some reason – is it perhaps because they’ll lose the debate?”
“Hahahah. This is the most retarded thing I have seen. You know nothing of politics clearly. Obama consolidating power and cleansing the government ala Stalin…. Hardly seems even imaginable, but I guess you are living proof “
“wow this is the most ignorant thing ive seen EVER where do you get your facts? Glen Beck the Mormon who runs the most opinionated show on TV? Its sad because all of this is totally biased and is an attempt thought its a bad one to scare people is that all you people know how to do is use scare tactics please for your own good read 1984 the Orwellian depiction of a true oligarchy and see that what you and Bush did is true fascism and take what you have learned and apply it to your own life now!”