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Kevin Bourgeois
updated: 12/07/2008
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Co-opt:oration (500 years)
Process of Elimination (for C.G.)
Inventions of Love (natural discourse)
The Heavens Taste like Sulfur
Bloom (full yield)
Identity as a Crisis
How Safe is Deep
Unsound Method
Brave New Womb (electrocardiogram)
Brave New Womb (tocodynamometer)
Communion
The Merchants of Cool
Machines of Loving Grace
Only Name Brand Skin
Windows of a Thousand Blind Eyes
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, consumer culture, social criticism, narrative, figurative, gender/sexuality, identity, illustration
 
 
Co-opt:oration (500 years)  by Kevin Bourgeois
Co-opt:oration (500 years)
Pencil on paper/metal/found object
2008
20" x  40" 
Process of Elimination (for C.G.)  by Kevin Bourgeois
Process of Elimination (for C.G.)
Pencil on paper/3769 pills
2007
40" x  60" 
Inventions of Love (natural discourse)  by Kevin Bourgeois
Inventions of Love (natural discourse)
Pencil on paper/color pencil on black paper
2008
40" x  72" 
The Heavens Taste like Sulfur  by Kevin Bourgeois
The Heavens Taste like Sulfur
Pencil on paper/metal/cotton mask
2007
40" x  40" 
Bloom (full yield) by Kevin Bourgeois
Bloom (full yield)
Graphite on paper
2005
20" x  40" 
Identity as a Crisis by Kevin Bourgeois
Identity as a Crisis
Graphite on paper
2005
40" x  40" 
How Safe is Deep  by Kevin Bourgeois
How Safe is Deep
Graphite on paper
2006
40" x  40" 
Unsound Method  by Kevin Bourgeois
Unsound Method
Pencil on paper/color pencil on black paper
2006
40" x  40" 
Brave New Womb (electrocardiogram) by Kevin Bourgeois
Brave New Womb (electrocardiogram)
graphite on paper
2006
20" x  40" 
Brave New Womb (tocodynamometer) by Kevin Bourgeois
Brave New Womb (tocodynamometer)
graphite on paper
2006
20" x  40" 
Communion by Kevin Bourgeois
Communion
Graphite on paper
2004
20" x  40" 
The Merchants of Cool  by Kevin Bourgeois
The Merchants of Cool
graphite on paper
2004
0" x  0" 
Machines of Loving Grace  by Kevin Bourgeois
Machines of Loving Grace
Graphite on paper
2002
40" x  60" 
Only Name Brand Skin  by Kevin Bourgeois
Only Name Brand Skin
Graphite on paper
2003
40" x  60" 
Windows of a Thousand Blind Eyes  by Kevin Bourgeois
Windows of a Thousand Blind Eyes
graphite on paper
2003
60" x  86" 

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

I have been creating sociopolitical works on paper using primarily graphite for the lastdecade. I utilize a combination of photorealism, illustration, and Pop symbolism that results in a fragmentation of surface and reality. My work is versed from past cultural movements and current themes of ideology, mass media, and identity. Using a visual narrative of contemporary societal complexities it relies on juxtapositions such as technology/human nature, individuality/consumer culture, and superficiality/altruism. Both multilayered in implementation and interpretation, I intend my art to deliver a message while retaining a sense of ambiguity for the viewer.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Solo Exhibitions

 

2008

“Something Wicked This Way Comes”,

ChiContemporary Fine Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2006

“Step Into”, The Culture Project, NewYork, NY

M. Shanghai Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2004

“The Time has Come”, Taste Art space,Winter Park, FL

2003

Wilfong/Remeres Gallery, Orlando, FL

2002

“E:volution”, Salt Creek Art WorksGallery,

St. Petersburg, FL

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2008

Bridge Art Fair Miami 2008, Miami, FL

“Confabulation”, CollectorsContemporary Gallery,Singapore

                                  “BOMBscare”, Headquarter Studio, New York 

                                                                                                

Deitch Project Gallery 4thannual Art Parade, New York, NY

Art @ Large: Juried Group Show,Crybaby Gallery,

Ashbury, NJ

“The Guys We Would Fuck”(curated byNayland Blake),

Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Bridge Art Fair New York 2008, NewYork, NY

“Eaten Alive”, Headquarters Studio,New York, NY

2007

Bridge Art Fair Miami 2007, Miami, FL

“Angel Headed Hipsters of the East”,Resolution Gallery,

New York, NY

“The Art of Healing”, Salt Creek ArtWorks Gallery,

St. Petersburg, FL

Bridge Art Fair London 2007, London,UK

“Spectrum”, Peacock Room Gallery,Winter Park, FL

“Tripnotica" Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn,NY  

Bridge Art Fair Chicago 2007, Chicago,IL 

“Suggestions”, Chi Contemporary FineArt Gallery,

Brooklyn, NY

“Killer Beez”, Headquarters Studio,New York, NY

Fountain Art Fair New York 2007, NewYork, NY

2006

Bridge Art Fair Miami 2006, Miami, FL

“Headquarters Artist Collective”,Headquarters Studio, New York, NY

“Summer Group Show”, McCaig/WellesGallery, Brooklyn, NY

2005

“Juxtapoz Magazine Submission Show”,Fuse Gallery,

New York, NY

“Eastern Influence”, Cornell CenterGallery, Rollins College,

Winter Park, FL


Publication and Media

Vapors magazine (dec/jan issue 2008)

Ninja Magazine,  issue  #9 Oct. 2008 (online)

Asian Art News,  Vol 18 no.5  sept/oct issue 2008 page #18

Time Out: Singapore   Review: “Absolutely Fabulous”

September, 12th,Friday, 2008

Lucid Culture   Art Review:”Something Wicked this way Comes”

Swindle magazine issue#11 may 2007