Melancholic cries of silence echo through abandoned metal as the mundane and functional sigh deep into a raw pathos. Crumpled cans of fleeting convenience past take on new life through the haunting characters in My Dog Sighs’ work. Everymen and women fade into forgotten, concrete nomads as his characters sing trampled identity through the maelstrom; begging an empathy that may never come and only you can manifest. A superb innovator and a wellspring of creative ideas amongst the refuse, My Dog Sighs’ focus goes well beyond his cans and his rainbow everyman. Restlessly opening new windows into humanity through his painting itself, his community projects and the poetry of an accidental find, he continues to change the fabric of the world – one tiny glance at a time.
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Vertical Gallery presents the debut US solo show from My Dog Sighs, “Lost & Found” September 6 - 27, 2014. My Dog Sighs has found himself strapped into a well-deserved meteoric rise. With an incredible international following in Israel, Japan and the UK; a number of sold out shows under his belt; and a strong following of staunchly loyal fans on social media, My Dog Sighs is fast becoming an important figure on the contemporary art scene.
Come see this incredible collection of new work on paper, canvas, found objects, skate decks, and more.
My Dog Sighs – Lost and Found
Showing through September 27.
Vertical Gallery, 1016 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622