FANCY TIGER PRESENTS AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY MARIO ZOOTS
I will be exhibiting some recent work this Nov. 4th at Fancy Tiger in Denver. Here is the press release. DENVER, October 13, 2011 – Fancy Tiger Clothing announces an upcoming exhibition of work from local artist Mario Zoots. Zoots is well known in the local art scene for his collage works, which explore the manipulation of contemporary cultural images as well as classic images. In the artist’s words, “I am engaged in the excavation, re-imagination and manipulation of contemporary culture. My imagery presents a steady stream of pop data that has been abjectly obscured in some way. The content becomes hyperlinked and jumbled leaving viewers questioning media realities and ones perceptive lens.” He was recently named one of the top 12 artists under 35 in Colorado by the Denver Post and is also known for his work with the music group Modern Witch. His exhibit at Fancy Tiger Clothing will consist of recent collage works. Join us for the opening reception of this month long exhibition Friday November 4th from 7pm-10pm. Mario Zoots will deejay the event and libations will come from Great Divide Brewery. Fancy Tiger Clothing is a locally owned boutique providing clothing, jewelry, and bags for the modern man and woman located at 18 South Broadway. For more information on this event please contact Becky Wareing Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org PRESS from Huffington Post “It’s not too often one gets the opportunity to attend an opening art reception where that artist is deejaying. Then again, what is commonplace about art? Denver boutique Fancy Tiger Clothing is hosting a month-long exhibit beginning Friday November 4 by Mario Zoots. Zoots is known in Denver’s local artist scene for his vivid collages that blend the contemporary with the classic to expose the “hidden meanings” of pop culture. Every piece of casual imagery undergoes a reinterpretation by Zoots that often disrupts or obscures the subject’s face. “I am engaged in the excavation, re-imagination and manipulation of contemporary culture. My imagery presents a steady stream of pop data that has been abjectly obscured in some way. The content becomes hyperlinked and jumbled leaving viewers questioning media realities and one’s perceptive lens,” Zoots said. When asked by the art publication Daily Serving to expound on his artistic message, Zoots replied: There is an inherent psychology in popular media. Magazine pages are rich with meaning that’s been devised by advertising agencies or publishing groups. I believe the meaning in popular data is always heightened by audience. I can’t say that my collage or illustration heightens the psychology because I believe it’s already there. Change causes mystery. When I change images, I believe the psychology of the image is still in tact for the most part but then I find the disruptions and interruptions in my art to be haunting and mysterious. Perhaps the change, the deconstruction, the mystery is what my audience feels the most.