Chris Bors Exhibition

Guttenberg Arts Gallery is pleased to present “Kill your Idols”, a solo exhibition of works by Chris Bors, currently an Artist in Residence, on view March 4 through April 2, 2016. Chris Bors’s solo exhibition of new paintings includes his series using logos from hardcore punk bands with a diverse range of imagery in which any visuals are fair game for repurposing, as well as several relying on text only. Titled after the name of the New York City­based hardcore punk band Kill Your Idols, some of the figures represented include rapper Easy­E, Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, and Saddam Hussein, the latter taken from a drawing by the D.C. sniper John Lee Malvo. Influenced by underground comics, punk and metal music, fanzines and graphic design, Bors’s work is a post­pop amalgamation of politics, cultural references and appropriated and drawn visuals. Bors coined the term "virtual dumpster diving" to describe the practice of taking images and videos from the web.

Bors was born in Ithaca, New York and received his MFA from School of Visual Arts. Solo shows include Randall Scott Projects in Washington, D.C. His art has also been exhibited at PS1 MoMA, White Columns, the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Kinz + Tillou Fine Art in New York, Casino Luxembourg in Luxembourg, Bahnwärterhaus in Esslingen, Germany and Bongoût in Berlin. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Time Out New York, the Brooklyn Rail and featured in Vogue Italia, K48 and Zing magazine. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog featuring an essay by photographer Carl Gunhouse.