Thursday, May 1, 2008

LAZYFACE: Secret Solo Show @ Upper Playground in Berkeley

My face feels like its melting.
Not because i have been drinking Deathklok riffs for breakfast.
And not because i decided to bob for apples in the Toxic Avenger's piss. just wake up, and your face feels like it's melting. Like your face is too lazy to even tense itself up enough to keep all of your facial features intact.
Unfortunately, I have woken up with lazyface every morning for the last week because I have been overwhelmed with a bunch of projects.
I think Eeyore probably felt like he had lazyface every day, but he didnt, he was just a fucking negative bum.
Anyway, in the midst of my body's onslaught from the Lazyface virus, 5024SF and I decided to put up a little secret, unadvertised show over at the new UPPER PLAYGROUND STORE IN BERKELEY, CA on Telegraph ave.
So i holed up in a bunker for a bit, channeled Vigo from Ghostbusters 2, and knocked out some quick paintings that, when finished, pretty much perfectly (though unintentionally) portrayed the way i have been feeling since this Lazyface virus hit me.

As of tomorrow, the show will be on display with a handful of brand new paintings, alongside a few of my other favorite recent paintings. So if you are in the area, and want to escape from the bullies who try to sell you knitted beanies and way too much incense, duck into the Upper Playground store and check it out.

A Small Collection of New Work by Alex Pardee
@Upper Playground
2509 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA

You can view most of the new pieces OVER HERE , and I believe the paintings will be on sale HERE. soon.