112 W. Wilshire Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Hibbleton Gallery announces “Digging For Fire,” a gallery exhibition September 4-27, 2009. The event will feature works by William Zdan and Chris Peters with the opening reception to be held on Friday, September 4, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the gallery. The opening reception and show are free to the public. And admission to the gallery is always free.
“Digging For Fire” has been interpreted to mean “looking for trouble … or inspiration.” As applied to the work of the exhibiting artists, the term takes on suitably provocative definitions. The show will feature the two “outsider” artists who both borrow from the Lowbrow movement, but whose works arrive from either classical styles or classical references.
Chris Peters, a widely exhibited pop-surrealist, breathes low-brow life into traditional Vanitas paintings. His works feature symbolic still-life arrangements that include skulls and full skeletons, and he positions them in lively images that speak to the precarious nature of life and death.
William Zdan, an emerging Orange County artist, will exhibit a series of work that feature signature oil pumps, religious imagery, and modern culture. Part protest, part dream-state, his paintings are a visceral view into an apocalypse that is not without tongue-in-cheek humor. Whether through subtle introspection regarding the dynamics of death or through the literal plundering of earth by oil pumps, both artists present a vision that is in keeping with the concept of Digging For Fire.