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X-Men 198
Solo Show featuring Juan Doe
Curator Lynn del Sol

Run date: One night only
Opening Reception: Friday January 13th, 2006; 7-10pm
Location: Jack the Pelican Presents
Directions: 487 Driggs St. between N.9th & N.10th Brooklyn, NY

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

You are cordially invited to attend a one night only release party at Jack The Pelican Presents, located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. January, Friday the 13th. Ominous? I think so, and what better date to come out and celebrate a one night only event with the onerous artist, Juan Doe. In conjunction with Marvel comics, Doe presents a poster show for his upcoming cover work on X-Men: The 198, a story of the final mutants in the X-universe sequestered in an environment that echoes the worst of history’s liaisons with orwellian governments. Using the devices of propaganda, Doe is able to dramatically create powerful messages imbedded in equally stark imagery. It is a series that blurs the lines between the worlds of comics, propaganda, commercialism and fine art all for the cover price of a comic book. X-MEN:

THE 198 #1 The Story:
The unthinkable has happened in the Marvel Universe! In the wake of House of M, in the blink of an eye, the whole world has changed! In this new world order, Xavier’s School becomes a haven for those that are different. But has this former sanctuary become the one place most dangerous for mutants?  

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about the artist: Juan Doe an artist that strains the boundary between painting, propaganda, polemics, and philosophical discourse in art. He encapsulated a new age aesthetic through his command of the graphic process but with the masterful execution of a painter. His images are non-negotiable, they cannot be interpreted or postponed; they exist now, for the oxygen of the viewers eyes. A recipient in 2007 and 2008 of an individual grant in visual arts from the Bronx Council of the Arts, he is represented in the Bronx Museum (New York).

about the curator: Lynn del Sol was born and raised in New York. She is the director and founder of {CTS} creative thriftshop, a young art company that represents international emerging and under-represented artists. Actively organizing over twenty nomadic exhibitions and events a year, you can find her constantly on the go from Istanbul to Buenos Aires, Basel to Berlin, New York to Miami Lynn was co-curator of the Lebanese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2005 and has volunteered in the education department at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). She held directorship at Jack the Pelican Presents (Brooklyn, NY.) and at Xanadu* (New York, NY). She was recently invited to become a board member of the Williamsburg Gallery Association (WGA).

about the gallery:People go to Jack the Pelican Presents to see something the likes of which you have never seen before. The gallery, founded in 2002, discovers and nurtures local Brooklyn artists and others from around the world, who have not yet had the chance to expose their work in New York. One- or two-person shows lasting five weeks allow viewers to come to a fuller understanding of each artist’s unique vision.
  Juan Doe, X-Men 198 Series (issue 1) 2006, archival digital print, single edition, 24x30in (61x76cm) Images courtesy of {CTS} creative thriftshop, New York
Juan Doe, X-Men 198 Series (issue 2) 2006, archival digital print, single edition, 24x30in (61x76cm) Images courtesy of {CTS} creative thriftshop, New York Juan Doe, X-Men 198 Series (issue 3) 2006, archival digital print, single edition, 24x30in (61x76cm) Images courtesy of {CTS} creative thriftshop, New York Juan Doe, X-Men 198 Series (issue 4) 2006, archival digital print, single edition, 24x30in (61x76cm) Images courtesy of {CTS} creative thriftshop, New York Juan Doe, X-Men 198 Series (special insert poster) 2006, archival digital print, single edition, 24x30in (61x76cm) Images courtesy of {CTS} creative thriftshop, New York