Josh (Shag) Agle’s Red Star, Black Eye Opening/Toy Release at Rotofugi this Friday

February 18, 2010

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There’s going to be another amazing opening at the Rotofugi Gallery this Friday, February 19th, featuring the work of none other than Josh (Shag) Agle. The event will coincide with the Shriner “Gallery Prototype” Edition.

From Rotofugi:

Red Star, Black Eye
New Works by Josh (Shag) Agle

February 19-March 14, 2010

Opening Reception, Signing and Toy Release
Friday, February 19, 2010, 7-10PM

Music by DJ Sean Doe

The new Shriner “Gallery Prototype Edition” figure will be available at Rotofugi beginning at 7pm. Josh will be signing in the gallery from 7pm until 8pm. Thanks!

Artist Bio

Josh Agle (probably better known as Shag, a contraction of the last two letters of his first name and the first two letters of his last) is a painter, illustrator and designer working in southern California. His intention to establish a career as an illustrator-for-hire was sidetracked when his original paintings began to garner considerate attention from galleries and collectors. Since his first gallery show in 1997, Shag has had successful solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia.

The paintings themselves celebrate consumerism and consumption on vividly colored, sharply rendered panels; the characters drink, smoke and eat in lavish, stylish surroundings. But Agle sees the visuals of his work as window-dressing or stage scenery. He’s more concerned with the narrative of the art. “Most of my paintings are set in the middle of a story or situation — characters are interacting and reacting to each other and to outside events.” Agle doesn’t offer too many clues about the stories, preferring that the viewer create his or her own narratives to fit the situations.

Currently Shag paints in a large studio with panoramic views of a wooded valley in the hills above L.A., part of a mid-century modern home which he shares with his wife and two children.

This will be Josh’s first exhibit at Rotofugi Gallery and we’re extremely excited and honored to have the chance to show his works.

For more info on this and other upcoming shows at the Rotofugi gallery, check out their official site here.

To get a further sampling of the awesome art that Shag makes, check out his official site here.

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