Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Devil Made Me Do It

Curated by Industrial Squid

Presented by WWA gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, February 12th, 2010 from 7- 10pm
On View: February 12th - March 20th, 2010

WWA gallery is proud to present, The Devil Made Me Do It, a group exhibition curated by Industrial Squid, featuring new works by 34 established and emerging artists from the Los Angeles area and around the world.

Encompassing themes from the darkest corner of the creative mind, to the force of evil that can take over and control someone to create anything from mayhem to murder, the show will ultimately be defined by each artist’s interpretation. Open to the public, The Devil Made Me Do It gallery reception is from 7- 10pm on Friday, February 12th. The exhibition will be on view until March 20th, 2010.

Upon accepting the invitation to participate, artist Frank Kozik stated, “I will make a fucked up painting!” London based artist, Lily Mae Martin, notes “My work is often described as 'grotesque', 'dark' or 'aggressive'; which is not what I intended, but I find it interesting that people have that reaction.” And San Francisco artist, David M. Ball, adds “The internal voice becomes external in my work. I'm typically compelled to create art when I have a problem that needs solving. This is where I hash it all out.”

The Devil Made Me Do It show features a diverse line-up of artists including:

Justin Aerni, David M. Ball, Dan Barry, Bora Baskan, Eric Thomas Bostrom, Julian Callos, David Chung, Dave Cooper, David Cooper, Rob Corless, Edward Robin Coronel, Jason Cullison, Alex Curtis, Deadly Daisy, Bob Dob, Thomas Fuchs, Dan Harding, Frank Kozik, Kristy Anne Ligones, Jacob Livengood, Thomas Lynch III, Jon MacNair, Lily Mae Martin, Lee Misenheimer, Josie Newman, Rey Ortega, Gary Palmer, KRK Ryden, Dylan Sisson, Jason Smith, Jared Stumpenhorst, Tracy Tomoko, Ori Toor, and Adam Werther

Industrial Squid is a curatorial project comprised of Stephanie Chefas, Rob Faucette, and David Radford of WWA gallery. Industrial Squid is a labor of love born out of a passion for contemporary art and those who bring it to life. Their aim is to curate inventive group shows, with themes that give artists a veritable playground to work within.

Located in the Culver City Art District, WWA gallery's goal is to present contemporary artists, both established and unknown, who have an individual perspective and clear vision and aesthetic. In 2010 WWA gallery will present an array of shows with a wide range of established and emerging artists such as Bob Dob, Frank Kozik, KRK Ryden, Miss Mindy, CJ Metzger, Rey Ortega, Rob Corless and Lily Mae Martin. For more information and an upcoming exhibition schedule, please visit

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