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Concrete Jungle @ Circuit 12 Contemporary

May 13, 2013

concrete jungleFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANNOUNCING: CONCRETE JUNGLE
NEW PAINTINGS BY JOSHUA VON AMMON & ELI WALKER, CURATED BY JUSTIN HUNTER ALLEN
@ CIRCUIT 12 CONTEMPORARY, 1130 DRAGON ST, SUITE 150, Dallas, TX 75207
OPENING 05.18.13
EXHIBITION DATES 05.18.13 – 06.13.13

SCAB members Justin Hunter Allen, Joshua Von Ammon, and Eli Walker are collaborating to bring Concrete Jungle to Circuit 12 Contermporary. Ammon and Walker present new paintings curated by Allen. Concrete Jungle creates a tribal, modernist society within the gallery as a reflection of the 1955 film Blackboard Jungle. The film is interpereted through these artists as describing a time of great dissatisfaction but also great energy. The artists’ approach embodies this sentiment by creating an infrastructure that is shaped and inhabited by its people and their production. For the Second Installment of Regional Quarterly at Circuit 12 the artists will occupy the gallery to reenact the primal representiation of artist and community.

LETTER FROM THE CURATOR:
AMODESTPROPOSAL

TOPIC

A WAY TO RECTIFY THE PERCEIVED LACK OF CORRELATION BETWEEN THE ARTISTIC PHILOSOPHY OF CONCRETE JUNGLE (2013) AND BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (1955)

PROPOSAL

DADIER: THE MAN

BELAZI: ANY MAN

WEST: A MAN

“We… the United States… our communities… our… American youth.

–its causes–and its effects… boils over…

The… incidents… are fictional.

However… awareness… is a… problem.

It is in this spirirt and with this faith that [B.J.] was produced…

*SHOULD OLD ACQAINTENCE BE FORGOT, AND NEVER COME TO MIND? SHOULD OLD ACQUAINTENCE BE FORGOT, AND OLD LANG SYNE?*

DADIER: NOW PRETTY SOON YOURE GOING TO… WANT… TO BUY… VERY EXPENSIVE… ABBREVIATIOINS… ABBREVIATIONS…

BELAZI: ME?

DADIER: …BELAZI… HELP…THOSE ABBREVIATIONS…

WEST: HE’S NOT GOING TO…

BELAZI: …NOT GONNA BUY ME…

WEST: …THAT’S ARITHMETIC TEACH

DADIER: ALRIGHT… DOWN…

WEST: HOW’D YOU LIKE TO GO TO HELL

BELAZI: …DADDY-O

WEST: …YOU… TELL… DO THIS DO THAT…

KNIFE COMES OUT

WEST: …STEP RIGHT UP AND TASTE A LITTLE OF THIS DADDY-O”

— JUSTIN HUNTER ALLEN

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