FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2013
Contact: Diana Cwerenz
Obscuro Bezango! brings together the very different work of unlikely gallery-mates Thomas Rehm, Elmore "Buzz" Buzzizyk, and Maximum Traffic in a show unified by their singularity of vision and featuring traditional sculpture, outsider sculpture, and Obscuro art and comics.
Curated by Thomas Rehm
At Future Tenant 819 Penn Avenue
Opening reception Friday August 2, 2013 | 7-10 PM
On display from August 2 to September 1, 2013
(June 18, 213) Future Tenant presents Obscuro Bezango!, a body of work by three creators in a little known arena of art called Obscuro Culture. This four-week visual arts exhibit will feature traditional sculpture, outsider sculpture, and Obscuro art and comics all unified by their singularity of vision. In addition to curating the show, Thomas Rehm will display work alongside Maximum Traffic- the assumed name of a prolific artist- and Elmore “Buzz” Buzzizyk. These three unlikely gallery-mates help carry on the underground culture of self published artists and cartoonists that arose in the advent of widely available, inexpensive photocopying, today known as Obscuro art.
Meet the curator and enjoy live music by the duo Pairdown along with complimentary drinks at the opening reception Friday, August 2 from 7-10PM. Steve Londy Willis, renowned Obscuro cartoonist, will be the guest of honor for the evening. Willis is perhaps one of the most loved and respected cartoonists in the underground comics scene. His work, most especially his comic character, Morty Dog, surpasses in quality and creativity most of the mainstream comics that receive syndication. This event is free and open to the public.
GALLERY HOURS: Thursday and Sunday from 1 to 6pm, Friday and Saturday from 1 to 8pm. Additional gallery hours will be announced at www.facebook.com/futuretenant and @futuretenant on Twitter.
Future Tenant is a non-profit art space located in downtown Pittsburgh at 819 Penn Avenue dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging artists through exhibitions that offer a cutting edge perspective on the Pittsburgh art scene. For more information about this show and other Future Tenant programming, please visit www.futuretenant.org.