Born Again (Again) RE-OPENING, Tuesday, OCT. 25th 6-10pm w/ Rob Reger & Winston Smith

If you missed the open­ing party, mark your cal­en­dars for Tues­day, Octo­ber 25th (6pm). Rob Reger will be exhibit­ing some of his bril­liant col­lage works, plus some col­lab­o­ra­tions with Win­ston and Jim Dirschberger at 111 Minna.

Ear­lier this month, Rob and Win­ston locked them­selves in “Grant’s Tomb” and cre­ated sev­eral col­lab­o­ra­tive col­lages, described by Reger as “Two mad sci­en­tists exchang­ing secrets and cre­at­ing some off­spring with a true blend of their two styles.”  This is an unprece­dented event, and Win­ston will be in atten­dance and is excited to invited to join the show.

 

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ROB REGER | Born Again (Again) | Re-Opening Recep­tion: Tues­day, Octo­ber 25th | 6pm-10pm

Through Oct. 29th

Born Again (Again) is a trans­for­ma­tive and fig­u­ra­tive mixed and multi-media art exhibit fea­tur­ing the col­lage work of Rob Reger.

 

SPECIAL GUESTS:

 

Win­ston Smith

James Dirschberger

 

Rob and Winston Collaborating.

“I invited Win­ston Smith to col­lab­o­rate on a few col­lages with me. [The] col­lages he cre­ated for the Dead Kennedys shaped how I cre­ated col­lages from an early age. Over the years, Win­ston has become a good friend, and con­tin­ues to inspire me through his own work. I invited him to join with me to “play” God, and give new life to imagery we find wor­thy of the cause.”   ~ Rob Reger

 

ABOUT ROB REGER:

Biog­ra­phy

Born: Ana­heim, CA, 1969
BFA, Print­mak­ing, Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia Santa Cruz 1993
MFA, Print­mak­ing, San Fran­cisco Art Insti­tute 1995
Pres­i­dent of Cos­mic Debris Etc., Inc.
Creator/Creative Direc­tor of Emily the Strange
Lives and works in Berke­ley, CA

 

ABOUT BORN AGAIN (AGAIN):

“Select areas of imagery are first dis­sected, then care­fully brought back to life one con­nec­tion at a time through the sur­gi­cal prac­tice known as col­lage. This life, as these franken­steined “orig­i­nals,” is sim­i­lar to child­hood– finite in time that it exists, given the nature of the mate­ri­als used. That child­like exis­tence is then cap­tured and brought into adult­hood when I cre­ate a sec­ond life as these “char­ac­ters” are re-imagined and printed and painted on wood.  Finally, if their Cre­ator is inspired enough by their pre­vi­ous exis­tences, they make it into the spirit-world through film and ani­ma­tion. It is here they are finally allowed to move and have ever­last­ing life. I am inter­ested in tak­ing these col­lages to a “larger than life” place by phys­i­cally repro­duc­ing them on a large scale, and ani­mat­ing and pro­ject­ing them. In the past, sim­i­lar col­lage works have only been shown in small frames with a mag­ni­fy­ing glass. Now the work will be acces­si­ble from any­where in the room.”
Rob Reger, artist

 

PHOTOS & A SNEAK PEEK AT THE COLLABORATIONS:

Rob and Winston Collaboration:  Currently Untitled

 

For More Info Visit 111 Minna Gallery…