GUEST ARTIST KEVIN HEBB
SLOW NEWS DAY
plus Group Exhibition of work by all roster artists.
RECEPTION FRIDAY JULY 21, 7-9pm
Kobalt Gallery presents the first of three summer guest artist exhibitions,“Slow News Day”, featuring new work by painter Kevin Hebb. Hebb’s penchant for typography and insightful outlook on life come together in each vibrant, animated and intuitive piece, adeptly combining the lost art of hand painted signs with his clever one liners about loss, shame, death, hope, love and romanticism.
Hebb grew up on the South Shore of Massachusetts where he acquired an outsider’s point of view of the hustle and bustle of the city life he has now adopted. His early creative influences range from street art and graffiti to hot rod lettering, DIY punk show flyers and Def Jam album art. As his hand steadied from years of sign painting, Hebb stayed true to his early influences, continuing to make work with a bold graphic aesthetic. Hebb’s colorful celebration of irony, idioms and the “written” word has found a happy place somewhere between a lower east side bathroom and a Madison Avenue store window reflecting a letter perfect excerpt of the human experience.
Hebb currently lives in New York City working as a designer in fashion and branding. He received his BFA in Illustration from the Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA. Meet the artist July 21st from 7 to 9pm.