On view May 6th – 29th, 2016
Opening Reception First Friday, May 6th, 6pm – 10pm, Performance at 8pm
THIS FRIDAY PRACTICE GALLERY AND CHAD BENTLEY INVITE YOU TO WITNESS THE BIRTH OF…
Chad’s super-stardom is well documented and his many successes are defined by his lavish lifestyle. His foray into the Art world will continue to define his status as artist with a capital A and elite Culture Maker. This Friday join Kid USA as he unveils his process and introduces …..
About the Artist
Chad Bentley is a rags to riches inventor, designer, pitchman, playboy, business mogul, philanthropist, heart-throb and the poster boy of a new generation ultra concerned with an elusive indefinable quality simply known as cool. As he more deeply entrenches himself as American Royalty the rest of society is left in his wake of plush fabrics and expensive champagne, affording opportunity for a glimpse of the upper echelon. His brand, CHADBENTLEYUSA, gives us a first hand interaction with his magnetic personality and extravagant lifestyle as it allows us to follow his spectacle through promotional spots, magazine covers, billboards, clothing, and photographs. Gorgeous women, limousines, endangered species, large entourages, and flash bulbs shed light on the life and times of Chad and the spectacle of the American celebrity. With red carpet under his feet, gold chains around his neck, and sunglasses on his face Chad’s debonair exploits interpret, modify, and create absurd formulas of consumerism and celebrity. Through his superstardom he details a lavish unattainable life of excess only known to a small few while highlighting the new American Dream.