Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Coral Sands Hipsters . . .

will recognize the work of Coral Sands regular Shag (Josh Agle) in the Tiki show. Shag is a painter, illustrator, and designer working in Southern California. He has had numerous, successful solo shows in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

The paintings celebrate consumerism and consumption on vividly colored, sharply rendered panels--the characters drink, smoke and eat in lavish, stylish surroundings. But Shag is more concerned with the narrative of his art. "Most of my paintings are set in the middle of a story or situation--characters are interacting and reacting to each other and to outside events."


Shag doesn't offer too many clues about the stories he paints, preferring viewers to make up their own stories. You can drop in on his site (and we here acknowledge we stole this copy from there) at:


In Palm Springs, Shag shows at:


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