P.O. Box 52316 ♦ New Orleans, LA 70152
THE DINGLERIZATION OF AMERICA AT COUP D’OEIL
Rex Dingler believes that the will of the people is the force of life and that philosophy follows into his upcoming exhibit, The Dinglerization of America. Heralded as the street artist who founded NoLA Rising, a project that delivered messages of hope across New Orleans in post-Katrina months, Rex quickly spread his message of renewal, rebirth and faith to over 30 countries.
Rex now presents the Dinglerization of America, a unique show of paintings and sketches that deliver insight into his philosophy of art as a facilitator of social justice. This body of work is an urban commentary meant to engage the viewer with cityscapes while advocating reflection of the soul of a city.
The pieces for the show are a departure from the mediums that Mr. Dingler has used in the past and is a marked change in style and form. His use of oil is an organic approach that combines elemental designs with detailed pattern scratching to reveal the concealed under-painting. The patterns scratched into the cityscapes reveal the unique individuality and architecture of the buildings, while indicating the personal symbology of the artist. Each painting has alternating patterns that hold symbols, words and cryptic messages.
The opening will be at Coup D’ Oeil Art Consortium at 2033 Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District on Sautrday, November 7th from 6 to 10 p.m.
As part of the opening, there will be a collaborative video installation by Crista Rock, burlesque performance by Bella Blue of Fleur de Tease, and interactive food installation by northshore artist Melissa Levine and music by DJ Stress.
Hope to see you there...