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Closing Reception: “Punks, Losers, Screw-Ups & Goofballs: The LES Art of Cliff Mott”
Jun 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
Punks, Losers, Screw-Ups & Goofballs:
The LES Art of Cliff Mott
6 May to 17 June 2015
Closing Reception: Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 6-10pm
To kick off Lower East Side History Month “Punks, Losers, Screw-Ups & Goofballs, an exhibition of the LES Art of Cliff Mott” opened on 6 May 2015 and will culminate with a free party on Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 6-10pm. This no-frills, lower east side gallery/bar is open from 2pm-1am on weekdays, and 1pm-2am on weekends anytime you’d like to stop by, see the show, and maybe have a few beverages.
Drawn by it’s Punk buzz, Mott spent many formative hours of his youth roaming the Lower East Side of the late 70’s/early 80’s. This is where he came into contact with musicians who needed band flyers, promotional art, stickers, t-shirts & record sleeves. He has maintained many of these early relationships and continues to produce images for bands like the Fleshtones, Dictators, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
In the LES Mott met many fellow comics obsessives, which eventually led to his being named art director at Cracked magazine where he spent over a decade. This is also where he came into contact with countless artists, writers, and editors that led to work for the New York Post, Screw, Penthouse and Marvel Entertainment. The exhibition showcases Mott’s antic drawings and comics, each with its own maniacal story to tell.
“Cliff Mott’s visual style is such a joy to behold. Clean bold lines brimming with energy. An economy of style that never fails to definitively capture the subject. The fun leaps off the page. Cliff carries the torch of great American illustration. Plus, I like the way he draws the monsters and the pretty girls.”
— Jon Spencer, Blues Explosion
“Mott’s illustration for the Punk Rock Book of Lists are the best reason to buy that product, but the sheer talent evident in every brush-stroke is the reason any sane art-collector should buy a piece of his original artwork.” — John Holmstrom
“F#@%&ing Genius!” — Handsome Dick Manitoba
We look forward to seeing you at 174 Rivington!