Artists Trevor ‘Curly’ Peters and Alex Labarda invite viewers to their wold of fantastic yet familiar characters. Paying homage to 80’s New York graffiti artists, Trevor and Alex’s works inhabit unusual environments and recreated walls, buffed over multiple times. It also serves as a strong visual component juxtaposed with graffiti inspired shapes, letters and characters. While some of the works are inspired by pop culture, leaning towards the hip hop aesthetic, these fairytale narratives often contain a darker and sinister tone addressing specific social and environmental issues.
Trevor ‘Curly’ Peters has been painting graffiti since the mid 90’s. For this show he channels his roots and experiences as he invokes the nostalgia of graffiti funk onto canvas. A hip hop fairytale in full effect. www.realfreshcanvas.com
Alex Labarda, A U of A classically trained painter since 2002, Alex Labarda’s pop culture influenced anthropomorphic characters have developed over the years and have been the conduit for his self expression. ‘The Walls Have Eyes” is a visual feast celebrating triumphs and tragedies of the modern day. www.alexlabarda.
January 22 // 7pm – 11pm
Entrance by donation
Light food by Rostizado – by Tres Carnales
January 23 & 24 // 12pm – 6 pm
Inside the Mercer Warehouse
10359 – 104 Street