DIMENSIONS 10" x 8" MEDIUM acrylic and gouache on archival pigment print
Hand-embellished limited edition of 50, 2020
Signed and numbered by the artist on front
Each print has been hand-embellished by the artist in a similar manner, slight variations will occur
100% of the net proceeds will benefit Border Kindness and Color of Change
ABOUT THE WORK
Greg Ito has mentioned you in his story, the narrative of which is ongoing. His compositions concern our collective, fragmented memory and the keyholes nestled in transition. New Future is a hand-embellished print based on Ito's image that was published in the Los Angeles Times in 2020 as protests swept the nation. The print illustrates the disintegration of corrupt opacity catalyzed by the power of our smartphones, as numerous acts of state-sanctioned violence are recorded and distributed to the internet. The picture plane is flat yet replete with depth. Hands figure prominently, like we can reach out and touch it. The central vision — a broadcast from the future where abuse of power has fallen, people have risen, and the world has been imaginatively reshaped — contrasts sharply with the landscape, rendered in grayscale like the past. To underscore this symbol of hope, New Future is intended as a benefit edition with 100% of net proceeds being donated to Border Kindness and Color of Change.
Greg Ito has held solo exhibitions at Anat Egbi Gallery (Los Angeles) and Blouin Division (Montreal), Division Gallery (Montreal), Andrew Rafacz Gallery (Chicago), Steve Turner (Los Angeles), and ArtCubed (Los Angeles) among many others. Two-person exhibitions include Smart Objects (Los Angeles) alongside Michael Stasis, Club Pro (Los Angeles) alongside Mario Ayala, S-A-D-E (Los Angeles) alongside Alex Ito, and Kokoro Studio (San Francisco) alongside Korkarit Arunanondchai. Group exhibitions have been held at The Pit (Los Angeles), Jeffrey Deitch (New York), Shulamit Nazarian (Los Angeles), MON CHERI (Brussels), and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco). Ito lives and works in Los Angeles.
Framing options are black or white painted wood, ⅞” wide flat face and ⅞” deep, with UV acrylic glass. Prints will be floated with a 1" border on a white background.
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