The Packing Plant is pleased to present Bruised Anvil, a group show featuring work by David Anderson, Michael Hampton, Aaron Harper, Casey Payne and Zack Rafuls.
August 2, Opening and Reception as part of First Saturday Art Crawl in the Wedgewood/Houston area, 6-9pm.
Through painting, sculpture and video, Bruised Anvil shows work by artists who use cartoons and animation as a point of reference through observation, manipulation, and appropriation. The typical scenario of most cartoons is a sequence of bizarre situations, seemingly irrelevant or random in their relationship to each other. The work featured operates similarly, both singularly and collectively, calling upon current modes of organization and confusion. Through melding high and low and making explicit sexual content, these works recontextualize the very nature of cartoons and animation.
Websites for artist featured:
David Anderson: davidonri.tumblr.com
Michael Hampton: michaelhamptonart.tumblr.com
Aaron Harper: aaronwharper.tumblr.com
Casey Payne: caseypayneart.tumblr.com
Zack Rafuls: zackrafuls.com