Artist Chris Otcasek is set to exhibit his latest body of work at Gallery Brown, Saturday, March 3, 2012. Otcasek’s show, entitled Low Res, takes us on a journey through images we encounter on a daily basis; things like, donuts, shopping carts, a chair and a rear wing of a plane. However, unlike most of us, Otcasek has a gift. He sees these everyday images with an uncanny design aesthetic. In Low Res, Otcasek shows us how impressive he actually is; not because off his strong graphic approach or attention to detail in his almost four foot by four foot prints, but in his ability to do all of the above while looking through the lens, or screen, of an iPhone. Otcasek’s prints are so stunning that you will likely find yourself getting mad at him, simply because you will think that you could, or should, do the same with your iPhone. However, you will quickly get over your bitterness of the fact that Otcasek shot everything on his camera phone and realize that the work is actually damn good and really fun to be around. Maybe a few dentists in the crowd will stay upset at Otcasek when they realize their $10,000 Leica M9 purchase could have landed them three of his prints, and an iPhone.
Gallery Brown, is located at 140 South Orlando Avenue in Los Angeles. Low Res opens March 3, 2012 from 6:00 to 10:00pm and runs through April 15, 2012. A portion of the proceeds made from sales will benefit non-profit organization, The Art of Elysium.