Bouquet of Death @ DOA Gallery
Future Colors of America is a terrific artistic triad comprised of troublemaking superfriends Matt Furie (Boys Club and Return of the Quack), Aiyana Udesen (an ace at drawing Whorf, Britney Spears, and penguins), and Albert Reyes (whose haunted maze I helped bring to Mastodon Mesa last spring). It’s always a pleasure to see these three artists working together. Their distinct visual sensibilities and senses of humor weave effortlessly in their collaborations and crossovers. They take delight in both both intensifying and obscuring the symbols, fixations and refrains of each others’ canons.
Though the group has been collaborating for years, Future Colors of America made their eponymous debut when Matt and Aiyana brought Albert up to San Francisco last year for a show at GRSF. So Albert returned the favor by inviting them to show in his east L.A. neighborhood, El Sereno, on the eve of Halloween. Bouquet of Death, which also includes work from Monique “MAC” Contreras, Leslie Winchester and Aaron Martinez, marked the debut of the brand new DOA (Dose of Art) Gallery.
Like the rock stars they are, Future Colors of America opened another show in L.A. on the same night– Corn on the Macabre III at Show Cave. Pictures from that opening will be up shortly!
Future Colors of America collaboration pieces
Dose of Art’s ribbon-cutting ceremony with L.A. city councilman José Huizar