Adam Beris: Marching Band to Nowhere | Gongkan: The Tip of the Iceberg

833 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
May 01, 11 AM - 6 PM — ends Jun 13, 2021
Adam Beris: Marching Band to Nowhere (Pictured)
May 1 - June 13, 2021

Over the Influence, Los Angeles is pleased to present Marching Band to Nowhere, a solo exhibition by American artist Adam Beris. The artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, Marching Band to Nowhere features a collection of new paintings developed over the past year. The exhibition will open on 01 May 2021 and run through 13 June 2021.

Beris’s latest body of works highlights a desire for normalcy triggered after last year’s global chaos. As Beris observed the country grieving, as well as simultaneously shaming, protesting, and rejoicing, it struck him how vividly the world goes through the motions without ever reaching their goals - like a marching band endlessly playing on and on.

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Gongkan: The Tip of the Iceberg
May 1 - June 13, 2021

Over the Influence is pleased to showcase Thai contemporary artist Kantapon (Gongkan) Metheekul’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition titled The Tip of the Iceberg also celebrates the artist’s debut show in America. Known professionally as Gongkan, his art bridges the gap between graffiti art culture and commercial illustration. The exhibition will be on view at Over the Influence, Los Angeles 01 May – 13 June 2021.

Growing up in Bangkok, Gongkan graduated from the School of Arts at Silpakorn University and began a professional career in advertising and graphic design. However it was relocating to New York City for 3 years to study Fine Arts with a focus in painting that altered the direction of his artistic expression. The creative liberation he found in the city had a lasting influence upon his identity as an artist and as a gay man.