'Can Cone' by Joe Iurato x Logan Hicks, 2020
From the artist's 'I'll Stop the World and Melt with You' gallery event.
Hot pink variant.
2.5 x 7.5 Inches
Screen print on decal over artist-used Montana spray can.
Original artwork (#1/1)
Hand-signed by both artists.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Need a break from the heat? Need some summer fun? Need an ice cream? So do we.
Please consider visiting Taglialatella Galleries & "Creamery" for a socially distanced indoor/outdoor event and exhibition I'll Stop the World and Melt with You, August 22nd, 2020 from 2-4 PM.
The gallery Creamery will provide a socially responsible environment (indoors & outdoors) with masks, sterile gloves, hand sanitizer and - most importantly - free ice cream! Enjoy your treat along with new "flavors" of affordable artwork and merchandise created by artists Joe Iurato and Logan Hicks.
ARTIST BIO (Joe Iurato)
I use layers of hand cut paper and spray paint to create texture and form - a modern adaptation of an old-fashioned printing process. My art is nothing more than the exploration and documentation of personal experiences. The pieces form an abstract of my life. They are the questions I have, the conclusions drawn, the love, disgust, joy and sadness contained. Essentially, I paint what I know or what I wish to understand. However big or small, the works are often created in public spaces and left to interact with the environment and community. Like life itself, the nature of public art is one of transience. Each piece mirrors the unpredictability of existence and hopes to establish an intimate connection with the viewer in the here-and-now.
In addition to my public works, my art can be found internationally in galleries and commercially. Past commercial clients include: Nike, the NBA, NBC's Sunday Night Football, Sprite, The Aqueduct, and Mike Tyson's Iron Mike Productions.
I live in New Jersey. Not the one you see on TV.
ARTIST BIO (Logan Hicks)
Logan Hicks is a New York-based stencil artist whose work explores the dynamics of the urban environment. Originally a screenprinter, Logan’s work has gained notoriety due to his ability to capture the sometimes mundane cycle of city life in a haunting, yet refined way with his hand-sprayed stencils.
Stenciling started as a substitution for screenprinting, but quickly morphed into Logan’s medium of choice. A perfect union was formed through stencils: the dirty and gritty nature of the spraypaint showcasing the decay of the city while the muted shine of metallic paint mirrored the faint glimmer of hope and life within it. It is this symbiotic relationship with the city that fuels his work.
With his photorealistic style, Logan draws a parallel between the cold, harsh city and a warm, vibrant organism. It is alive; a breathing creature where the ebb and flow of people washing over its sidewalks act as cells circulating through its veins. Buildings block passageways, walls block views, doors hide openings. The outside world is effectively shut out while the city creates its own reality. Confined spaces on subways, honeycomb living structures; it is a labyrinth of working systems limited only by its border, its ‘skin’.
Logan uses his art to explore the microcosm in which he is a cell, just part of a whole. The nuances of city life that epitomize the urban existence are what he dwells upon.