17-19 January 2020
San Francisco, California
Artist: Andy Dixon
We are thrilled to be exhibiting at Untitled San Francisco Art Fair for the 4th edition this coming January with a solo presentation by the talented Andy Dixon.
Dixon’s newest works continue to build upon the themes and mythology the LA-based artist has been exploring for several years. The artist is known for his self-conscious, tongue-in-cheek play upon the stereotypes surrounding the decadent lifestyle of ‘the artist’ throughout history; as such, the pieces are self-journaling while continuing to explore the same art-historical tropes seen in his past work, which feature wealth, decadence, and extravagance with a critical yet complicit understanding of his role within this context.
The title of the show, We Open on Andy Dixon, Vain, Egotistical, Materialistic, Unoriginal, Sitting in a Hollywood Restaurant, which is itself a play on a quote from Charlie Kaufman’s Adaptation, where Kaufman himself, played by Nicholas Cage, realizes he needs to write himself into his own script. In this new body of work, there are two self portraits, painted identically except for a change in Dixon’s outfit and environment, one in Musso & Franks in Hollywood, and one in the Beverly Hills Hotel, both a nod to a specific David Hockney self portraits in his body positioning.
There’s also a reclining nude of his partner, Liz, on a Mercedes Benz in Echo Park, a still life of a selection of their belongings, and an interior of their apartment which contains the repainted works of other artists, Landon Metz, and David Shrigley.
For more information on the fair please visit their site HERE