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Brandon Sines - Dealing With Things Is Tricky

 Dealing With Things Is Tricky  is Sines’ second solo show and his most ambitious work to date. The main subject of Dealing With Things Is Tricky  will be Sines' hairy, unkempt street denizen character known as Frank Ape. New Yorkers may have met Frank wheat pasted, stickered or painted on the streets of the city that never sleeps, providing unsolicited culinary advice, or impersonating celebrities. New York based artist, Brandon Sines, will be hosting his new art show Dealing With Things Is Tricky  at Specials on C, a vacated bodega in Alphabet City on May 3rd, 2014Dealing With Things Is Tricky  is Sines’ second solo show and his most ambitious work to date. The main subject of Dealing With Things Is Tricky  will be Sines' hairy, unkempt street denizen character known as Frank Ape. New Yorkers may have met Frank wheat pasted, stickered or painted on the streets of the city that never sleeps, providing unsolicited culinary advice, or impersonating celebrities. 

Dealing With Things Is Tricky is a total immersion into the world of Frank Ape. Drawings, paintings, and mixed-media pieces tap into the American zeitgeist, taking inspiration from contemporary pop culture, celebrity, and iconic movie and music imagery. Sines also incorporates his street art techniques onto the old corner store surfaces; wheat pastes, stickers and paintings normally seen on the streets of New York City cover the walls. A throw back to the foods once sold at the corner store, Frank Ape brand drinks and canned items are on display. Entertaining animations of Frank are projected on the walls while epic 80’s tunes pump over the sound system. The whole show resonates with anyone who has grown up in the 80’s and 90’s while old school New Yorkers will pick up on the subtle nod to a previous, slightly coarser Alphabet City. 

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Brandon Sines, was born in Los Angeles in 1986, is a painter and street artist. Sines grew up in Toronto, Canada, and moved to NYC in 2010, creating his iconic character, Frank Ape, that same year. Frank Apes can be found painted, wheat pasted and stickered in NYC. Sines first solo presentation was in 2013 at the Living Gallery in New York. Frank Ape art has been purchased by people all over the world, including Japan, Germany, Bangkok. Notable collectors include Solange, who owns 4 original Franks pieces and photographer Robert Misrach who has several non-Frank piecesSines has no formal art education. Sines lives and works in New York City.

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