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Pure Evil "Hidden in Plain Sight"

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Saturday, 3 June 2017 to Saturday, 24 June 2017
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Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Vertical Gallery is very proud to present "Hidden in Plain Sight" by internationally renowned UK street and graffiti artist Pure Evil. The exhibition is June 3 – 24, with an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, June 3, 6:00-10:00pm. This is his first solo exhibition in Chicago.

Pure Evil is the alias of Welsh-born graffiti artist Charles Uzzell Edwards. He is known throughout the world for his impressive artworks powered by the urban and skate culture he witnessed during his decade long sojourn in California in the 1990’s. Returning to England after a decade in California, Pure Evil became involved in Banksy’s pop-up gallery concept known as “Santa’s Ghetto” and began producing his trademark images of fanged bunnies and his highly regarded Nightmare series of portraits of famous figures. The bold images of Pure Evil, both on the street, on canvas and in screen printed form, have become icons of East London. 

Over the past 15 years, Pure Evil has had art exhibitions at galleries and museums all over the world, including China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Russia, Mongolia, Brazil, USA, Chile and all over Europe. In 2012 he appeared on the BBC TV show The Apprentice, where he took part in an urban art task which led to a huge increase in interest for his work.

Pure Evil: Hidden in Plain Sight
June 3 - 24, 2017
Opening reception Saturday, June 3, 6:00 – 10:00 pm.
Vertical Gallery, 1016 N Western Ave., Chicago

Artist ( Description ): 
Somewhere between the 1535 execution of Sir Thomas More and the year 2000, Charles Uzzell Edwards became the street artist known as Pure Evil. It's a pairing of an odd lineage that has produced fanged bunnies and Warhol-esque portraiture famous throughout the streets and galleries of the world.

A child of Contemporary London and Silicon Valley era San Francisco, Pure Evil is also a child of his times. His art of primarily modern icons expresses both biographical signature and western culture critique. His pop culture symbols are spewed, and therefore viewed, along the urban and artistic landscape from Sao Paulo to Sydney.
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773-697-3846
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Vertical Gallery
1016 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL  60622

Vertical Gallery , Chicago

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