Ron English Now You See It

May 20, 2023June 18, 2023

Allouche Gallery is proud to present Now You See It, a solo exhibition by world-renowned Pop Surrealist artist Ron English. This new body of work continues to explore the immersive world English has perfected throughout his storied career as a painter, sculptor, street artist and pop culture provocateur. The exhibition features a series of oil paintings inspired by English's intricate technique of set building, some of which will also be on display. His set pieces are made up of elements that are in part handsculpted, 3D printed and produced in his POPaganda toy factory. Over the years, English has crafted a complex lexicon of unique characters derived in part from nostalgic pop references, superhero comics, art history, advertising and politics. These characters - three-eyed rabbits, cowgirls, grinning skulls, sleepy sheep and anthropomorphic mascots of American culture - create the backdrop of English's Delusionville, the cartoonish underbelly of American capitalist culture created from the mind of the artist. The collection will also include work that reappropriates classic masterpieces, such as Manet's, A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, replacing the iconic figures with English's own characters, such as Marilyn Monroe baring Mickey Mouse breasts. Through this process, English extracts new meaning from the art we know and love.

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