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Shawn Cheng, Boyce Cummings, Nick DiGenova Kid Acne, Sean McCarthy, Mr. Jago, and Tokyoplastic

July 9 through August 6, 2004

Kid Acne, Blood and Sand, 2004

Kid Acne

Blood and Sand, 2004

Pen and ink on cardboard

63 x 63 inches (81 elements)

Nick Di Genova, Ninotete Landfish, 2004

Nick Di Genova

Ninotete Landfish, 2004

Acrylic on board suspended behind ink on mylar

62 x 38 inches

Nick Di Genova, Orthosaurus, 2004

Nick Di Genova

Orthosaurus, 2004

Acrylic on board suspended behind ink on mylar

62 x 38 inches

Tokyoplastic, Untitled, 2004


Untitled, 2004

Ink jet on canvas

6 x 36 inches each (three panels)

Press Release


Shawn Cheng

Boyce Cummings

Nick DiGenova

Kid Acne, Sean McCarthy

Mr. Jago, Tokyoplastic

July 9 through August 6, 2004


Fredericks Freiser Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition of new drawing with a smattering of painting and sculpture. Shawn Cheng (NY), Boyce Cummings(NY), Nick DiGenova(Canada), Kid Acne(UK), Sean McCarthy (NY), Mr. Jago (UK), Tokyoplastic(UK).

"The sleep of reason breeds monsters"--reason may be on the fritz lately but
few since Goya have had the imagination and pure linear finesse necessary to
tease these monsters out into the light of day.  Luckily, our kids have been
watching a lot of TV, reading a lot of comics, and living in a world whose
walls continuously bleed messages from its own unconscious in the form of
graffiti. The children have been watching and learning and building a whole
new language from what they find. Seceding from the quiet cycle of recycled
aesthetics these artists are reinventing the art of invention from the
ground up, exploring every sense of the word graphic--"Graphic" being, for eyes,
what "Loud" is for ears.


Boyce Cumming's sculptures of toy-sized beasts are graphic intrusions from a
world that never was.  Sean McCarthy serves up graphically sexual
grotesqueries with the delicate, decadent touch of the true pervert.  Shawn
Cheng's disarmingly simple character designs provide graphic lessons in the
violence of line.  Tokyo Plastic's blood-spattered albino robots explore the
poetics that haunt the edges of computer graphics.  Mr. Jago's convulsive,
contorted characters and Kid Acne's chronically confused clockwork cuties
boil up a frenetic new expressionism in graphic fashion.  And then there are Nick DiGenova’s fine-lined Darwinian allegories--graphically illustrating
the perils of life in this crazy cyborg-eat-cyborg world. The world might
be getting worse but, thank god, it will no longer be poorly drawn.


Fredericks Freiser Gallery is located at 504 West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm. For further information and/or photographs please contact the gallery by telephone at (212) 633-6555, fax at (212) 367-9502, or email Find more information on Linda Burnham or any of our artists at