Anonymous London graffiti and street artist Pegasus, known for his “tributes” to pop culture figures, as well as his support of political movements like gay rights and Black Lives Matter, will be bringing a new show to Artists Corner Gallery in LA on October 1st. The opening night reception runs from 7pm until 10pm.
Previous work by Pegasus has been displayed at the Caledonian Road (featuring Queen Elizabeth wearing her crown and Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack swimsuit), in the bathrooms of the Winchester Bar in Angel and the skate park along the Embankment in London (a nude Prince Harry). Possibly his most famous work is “Fallen Angel,” an image of Amy Winehouse on a Camden building. The painting was whitewashed over before being repainted, and with the approval of Amy Winehouse’s mother Janis, became an unofficial shrine for the mourning fans.
“Pegasus’ solo show at Artists Corner gallery presents some of his most famous graffiti art works on canvas, as well as exhibiting new collectable works. Pegasus states that he is interested in the different perceptions we have of icons. The title of the show, ‘Gods and Monsters’, can be seen as challenging the representation of public figures and highlights the role the media plays in portraying famous people as good or bad – or a bit of both extremes. The artist invites the audience to decide for themselves on what his paintings represent: gods or monsters?”
Artists Corner Gallery LA|1546 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028. The show will continue through October 31, 2016. Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org