Book release, signing and reading featuring Anthony Ausgang, Shana Nys Dambrot, and John Tottenham
Founding member of the Pop Surrealism movement and an incessant coiner of alternatives to the "Low Brow" moniker, painter and sometime toy-designer Anthony Ausgang is obsessed with cultural quirks such as cartoons and commercial ennui. His feline characters caricature humanity's penchant for silliness and his supersaturated, artificial palette critiques our superficiality and, well, artifice. But the artist's singular POV isn't just visual — it extends into the literature medium as well, as evidenced with his new book, "The Pawnee Republican" — a novella inspired by the language of spam emails vis-a-vis our ever-evolving junk-mail filter-systems. Join Anthony Ausgang for a book-release party featuring the author/artist himself, along with two of his eloquent cohorts: LA's beloved art critic (and Flavorpill alum) Shana Nys Dambrot; and self-described "failed visionary and reluctant icon," poet and arts writer John Tottenham.