And/Or Gallery Press Release #23|
And/Or Show #23: Chad Hopper
Dates: May 9th - July
Opening Reception: March 9th, 6pm - 9pm
Chad Hopper is an Austin-based collage and mixed-media artist; as well as traveling art peddler,
member of Night Viking, and illustrator of the World Salad comic strip. Inspired by discarded
objects, Hopper recycles the banal into a minimalist fusion of gag art and modern commentary.
Thrift-store paintings, magazine clippings, coloring books, or vintage advertisements are all
the raw materials of Hopper's salvaged and mixed-media work.
Reinventing consumer debris as well as the desire to create 'cheap' treats is also the motto of Palfloat, an artist collective founded
by Hopper in Dallas before he moved to Austin in 2001. A host of other recycle art-projects
Hopper has started include, JUNK-a-THON, a hybrid of an art show and garage sale that recently had
their 5th showdown, as well as Science Bear Arcade, a mobile art/craft gallery that peddles
recycled homemade goods.
This will be Hopper's first solo show with And/Or Gallery; he has exhibited at LMNL Gallery in Austin,
Co-Lab in Austin, Diverse Works in Houston, his hero is Jim Henson and he recently turned 36 on
April Fool's Day.