September 5, 2008 – September 27, 2008
Second Street Gallery presents drawings by Los Angeles–based artist Aaron Noble, whose dynamic imagery is inspired by comics, muralism, and graffiti.
Noble refers to his work as a synthesis of three distinct practices: comics, collage, and muralism. His works are derived from fragments of superheroes, whose body parts are morphed and stretched beyond recognition and float freely in negative space.
The works include detailed masses of color and line, conveying the energy and force of the heroes and villains that remain even after their distortion. Noble describes his final creations as “the dark energies of adolescence purified and fulfilled in serene post-human ecstasy.” The drawings in the Second Street exhibition relate to Noble’s large-scale, site-specific works that adorn walls of San Francisco, Taiwan, Indonesia, and the Czech Republic.
Born in 1961, Aaron Noble lives in Los Angeles and is cofounder of Clarion Alley Project in San Francisco. He has taken part in multiple mural and wall-painting projects around the world and is represented by Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York.