As an all around culture vulture I love it when my artistically inclined friends are doing exciting things. Faithful readers of Changing Chelsea will remember that I am a big fan of the work of the painter David Craig Ellis. Both a mixture of Charles Schultz and R Crumb, although it is fair to say that his upcoming one-man show at Bushwick’s The World Money Gallery “Please Fuck Me Show” will show him to be more Crumb than Schultz.
Populating the work are many familiar cultural icons: Pacman and Ms Pacman, R2D2 and C3PO, A Gene Simmons inspired face and even a creepy hobo all remind you that Ellis will play with images that we all hold dear, bending them and amplifying their sexual intent.
Friends of David Craig Ellis already know that this has not been an easy year for him. An apartment fire, studio floods, a car accident and eviction have all contributed to the plea of immediacy and carnal power of these paintings making the “Please Fuck Me Show” a make or break proposition.
The exhibit will run for five weeks in Bushwick at the World Money Gallery which is owned by rapper / producer Ness. I have seen all the work for this show both in process and it’s finished form, the work is as playful as it is powerful. Do yourself a favor and come down for it’s Friday the 13th opening, you will not be disappointed!
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