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Stuart Semple’s MY SONIC YOUTH at Fabien Castanier Gallery

One of my favorite top artists from London will be having his first solo exhibition at Fabien Castanier Gallery! Stuart Semple is well known for his emotive perspective on mass culture and his paintings are bit of an “MTV (when they played music videos) meets Robert Rauschenberg” aesthetic- edgy, layered and full of pop cultural references. His new exhibition, MY SONIC YOUTH, paints the tale of a new shift in contemporary youth culture. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, October, 24th from 6-9 pm and we can’t wait to see you all there!!

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Photo by Sarah Morris (yes THAT Sarah Morris!). All Images courtesy the artist and Fabien Castanier Gallery.

Stuart Semple’s exhibition entitled, My Sonic Youth, will be the LA debut for one of the UK’s most significant post YBA artists, Semple will take over Fabien Castanier gallery in Culver City in two weeks with a series of new controversial artworks. Following a traumatic near death experience as a teenager studying fine art in the English countryside,Semple has gone on to exhibit in over 15 solo exhibitions internationally in China, Italy, London and NYC. He is best known for his paintings, which present an emotive and sociological perspective on mass culture.

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All Images courtesy the artist and Fabien Castanier Gallery.

In My Sonic Youth, Semple uses painting, sculpture, and installation to explore social concepts in addition to dissecting the psychological evolution of youth culture over the course of several decades. The artist illustrates how spaces, communication, and music have changed drastically, forcing a generation of young people into a new kind of isolation. Heavily inspired by the music of his own youth, Semple uses references from music and art history to construct a fluid visual narrative, which tells the tale of a radical social and emotional shift among youth culture.

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All Images courtesy the artist and Fabien Castanier Gallery.

This densely woven chronicle of generational displacement takes form in My Sonic Youth through several large-scale paintings, 3d stereogram prints, large format wallpapers, fun house distortion mirrors, large collage works on paper and sculptures. The exhibition will also be accompanied with a limited edition vinyl record, which will include a custom soundtrack featuring collaborations with several musicians. Proceeds from the vinyl sales will go to a youth charity.

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Photo by Sarah Morris (yes THAT Sarah Morris!). All Images courtesy the artist and Fabien Castanier Gallery.

Fabien Castanier Gallery
2919 La Cienega Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
t.310.876.3529 contact@castaniergallery.com
www.castaniergallery.com
Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm Sat, 11am-6pm

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