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Thursday, February 5, 2009

"Lovesick" @ Alpha Cult

Lovesick
the art of Jeff Claassen

Love is in the air at Alpha Cult, and they are prepared to let loose with their next art show featuring San Luis Obispo-based artist Jeff Claassen in his aptly titled show, "Lovesick". Jeff's work is a beautiful blend of mixed media elements and styles: illustration over a graffiti edge. Thematically, he explores just about everything, and his design aesthetic always seems to match oh so perfectly. His characters are whimsical, and fantastically framed by his use of bold color blends and stencil art. But the "cuteness" comes tongue-in-cheek; as there is almost always a note of sadness, confusion, or unrequited love which makes the work so damn alluring. Jeff is truly a master of juxtaposition and he continually evolves his craft, all the while operating his shop/gallery located up in his hometown.

Also featuring artwork by:
Aaron Kraten, Kendra Binney, Neil Breton, Nic Rodriguez, and Stenzskull

"Lovesick" opens NEXT SATURDAY, Feb. 14th, with an artist reception party that goes from 6-10 (or later if the vibe is still strong...). Now, we realize that the 14th is Valentine's Day...which makes it a PERFECT stop for your special date!! Stop in before (or after) a dinner and have some drinks, check out the art, meet the artists, and hear some excellent grooves spun by our resident DJs: Púr One & Namo! Don't have a date that night?? Well, get over here, mingle, and GET one!

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