SOURCE: Richard Colman

April 02, 2007 08:00 ET

Richard Colman: Human Replacement Project

Los Angeles-Based Artist Unveils Fourth Solo Exhibition at Merry Karnowsky Gallery; April 21 - May 19, Opening Reception: Saturday, April 21, 2007, 8 - 11 pm

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 2, 2007 -- Richard Colman's inspiration for his upcoming solo exhibition "Human Replacement Project" seems to spring from his current detachment from the human race. Colman's new works are a grittier, intensely graphic and prolific display of watercolor and ink. The exhibit will be unveiled at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery, located at 170 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles 90036 on Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 8 - 11 pm and is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

Over the course of his career, Colman has blended haunting scenes of debauchery with a gentle sense of humor. The exhibition "Human Replacement Project" shows Colman's paintings like a modern-day collection of hieroglyphics. Pyramids of pleasure with striking symmetry and androgynous beings in finely tailored suits leave much to the imagination.

"This collection is all about me becoming a part of my paintings rather than the other way around," says Richard Colman. "I have reasons for pairing certain images although I also enjoy the ambiguity of it all. Once I put my work on public display for everyone to see, it no longer belongs to me and is then open for interpretation."

Colman, often known for his naughty stylings, is a master of distraction. The scandalous, "XXX" nature of many of his pieces seem all but swallowed up by his use of space through strategically placed patterns, ornate detail and obscured symbolism.

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About Richard Colman

Born 1976 in Bethesda, Maryland, Richard Colman currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Colman attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1998 - 2001) and has since been in a steady stream of solo and group exhibitions including "Free Agents: A History of DC Graffiti," "Playhaters" with Ron English, Shepard Fairey and Dalek (Museum of Contemporary Art, D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles), "Royal Elastics Street Wise" (London), and at MOCA D.C. with Dalek, Stephen Powers, Mike Giant, and NEWA. He has also been included in publications such as While You Were Sleeping, SWINDLE, Art Prostitute and Juxtapoz. A collection of Colman's artwork (2000 - 2006) entitled "I Was Just Leaving" was released in the Fall of 2006 by Gingko Press and R77 Publishing.

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