Pitiful Fools Opens This Friday
Dec. 12th – Jan. 11th, 2009 Opening Reception: This Friday, December 12th, 6-10pm
Jasper Wong arrived from Hong Kong, and will be in attendance Friday night for the opening of Pitiful Fools, our last show in the old space. Come join us as we celebrate the holiday with some insane art, good company, and plenty of holiday cheer!
About the show: During the 1980’s the Chinese government attempted to create their very own slanty-eyed Communist-loving Hulk Hogan. However, the experiment failed, and Jasper Wong was thus born. As a small child, Jasper spent much of his time attempting to grow chest hair through mental telepathy and Kung Fu chopping small babies with his dainty Asian fists. As years passed, he learned to accept his genetic hairless deformities, and instead focused his time drawing portraits of the A-Team.
Today, Jasper Wong has a frosty illustration style that developed around an odd and unhealthy obsession with the color pink, Mr. T, and magical laser beams. Yet somehow it all combines into his own unique clash of Asian-influenced pop culture on paper. Jasper has had shows in Japan, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, France, London, Chicago, Hawaii and San Diego and has recently been selected by Archive magazine as one of the 200 Best Illustrators worldwide. He has also been featured in prestigious art publications such as Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, and American illustration. This is a great way to end the year, so don’t miss this truly unique show!