about the gallery:
pop obscure gallery is located inside pop obscure records – downtown los angeles’ first dedicated all vinyl record store. located in the fashion district, pop obscure gallery is dedicated to showcasing works of art by established artists as well as up and comers who reflect a standard of excellence. featured works express our own passion for all things music, motorcycle, skate and surf. We hope to encourage a sense of community between creators and collectors in a relaxed environment.
gallery owner & curator: sherry lee
sherry embraced her artistic side at a very early age. painted rocks and glittered pine cones evolved into art & photography classes with mixed media art to published journalistic and commercial pieces. growing up as a record store kid (& being lucky enough to work in one for over a decade) cemented the union of art, photography and music. sherry is currently enjoying her 16th year at freestyle photographic supplies where she is the vice president of operations and actively assists clients with their own pursuits if excellence in creation and output.
About my work
I examine the human condition and the growing divisions that human beings find to divide and separate themselves.
The society of Elvis’s talks about how we are all so different and unique in our right but at the very core of it all, we are all the same human race. I choose Elvis very simply because Elvis was my hero and idol when I was a kid. The moment I heard Heartbreak Hotel on my TV I was hooked! So I choose him to represent the human race and I choose my favorite picture of Elvis, which is from the Milton Berl show in 1956. I reversed the image and made a stencil cut out from foam core board. I then rescued all the plywood from a construction dumpster, hence their sizes, and I used the stencil on every single piece so that they are connected and come from one.
These artworks are unique and one of a kind they are produced using acrylic paint, oil paint, spray paint, charcoal and graphite. They were then coated with epoxy resin and finished with a coat of matt lacquer.