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For Immediate Release

The Hide Gallery
131 Front St., Santa Cruz
(831) 621-3939 http://www.hidegallery.com

“MADNESS” An apropos political art show
Paintings, sculpture, and installation by: Dag Weiser, Dylan Morgan, and Boris Tyomkin.

Through September 29th
Closing Reception: Friday, September 29th 6:30-midnight
The Hide Gallery
Open daily from 11-8, Friday and Saturday until 10

This art show focuses on the madness of current government policy and the deconstruction of our most basic democratic principles. These basic rights and principles which our government and society are founded on are being subjugated and twisted into what they feel is a horrible new bible of anti-law that serves only the very powerful and the very rich.

Dag Weiser and Dylan Morgan have been making art in Santa Cruz for nearly thirty years. Boris Tyomkin has been creating art in Santa Cruz since 1988. As time goes on, rather than losing their voice, they have put strong effort into making robust creations with a political charge.

Weiser has found a source of strength recently through the idea of what it means to be an American. He says it seems that the worse things get, the better his work becomes. “If that isn’t a recipe for madness, I don’t know what is. Sometimes I think I must be crazy to keep on spending money and huge amounts of time on creating new art.”

Though he has worked extensively in cardboard, his new work incorporates a wide spectrum of media, including tree roots, plastic and dead pigeons. For more information on Dag visit http://www.CardBoardArt.org

Dylan Morgan’s work takes a broader approach by focusing on the stark reality of the worldwide human condition. Man’s inhumanity to man is a subject that runs strongly through his work, and his pieces for this show are a dramatic demonstration of that. Exclusively for this show, Morgan has created a large two-sided painting/3D Collage.

Boris Tyomkin is a painter whose large-scale interpretations of iconographic imagery and symbolism lend themselves well to the show. His family emigrated from Moscow to Los Angeles in the early eighties, and his work continues the Russian Symbolist quest for expressing potent archetypes — symbols that evoke a timeless emotional response. Tyomkin interweaves the powerful Symbolist tradition of his homeland with contemporary emotional contexts and settings. More information on Boris visit: http://www.geocities.com/btyomkin/

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