Thursday, August 18, 2011

David Yow's First Solo NYC Art Exhibit: Glass Gas Mask; Aug. 24 to Sept. 21 at Fuse Gallery

David Yow, the famed front man of The Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid, brings a new art collection, "Glass Gas Mask," to Fuse Gallery on Aug. 24 (running through Sept. 21) for his first solo New York City exhibit.

The opening reception is Aug. 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. with Yow in attendance.

Yow recently returned to the art world after leaving design behind to pursue music post-college. He participated in his first group show in Spring of 2010 and has since taken part in worldwide exhibits as well as several Los Angeles solo shows.


Working both digitally and by hand, artist and musician David Yow produces a body of work that has a keen compositional sensibility often combined with a dark sense of humor. He utilizes design elements of line, texture, and shape in conjunction with found images and objects to enhance, alter and create graphically bold imagery with an edge. In his digital works, Yow
delineates images to exaggerate an emotion to absurdity; and in the paintings, he integrates acrylic, collage, charcoal, pencil, spit, hair, crayon, wood, etc. to craft a deviant somewhat biomorphic creation, that is, or was, living – whatever it is, is very difficult to discern.


While having an illustrious music career in the bands Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard, David Yow also has a long time passion for visual art. In his pre-punk college years, David completely submerged himself in painting and drawing, but music soon emerged as a form of creative expression he couldn’t resist. He has recently returned to art-making. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in Berlin, Los Angeles and New York. This will be his first solo exhibition in New York City.

“GLASS GAS MASK,” artwork by David Yow runs August 24 through September 21, 2011, at Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F), NYC, NY. The opening reception, on Wednesday, August 24th, from 7 to 10 pm, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Fuse Gallery at 212.777.7988 or

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