January 31–March 14, 2015

W.A.A.S. Gallery (We Are All Stars) presents Piece Out, a solo exhibition featuring the work of New York native, JMR (James Rizzi). Opening January 31st, 2015 Piece Out embraces the idea that the process of creating becomes the work of art itself. Influenced by the organic nature of street art, the colorful narrative of illustration, and the decisiveness of design, JMR presents a visual journal documenting the vulnerable transition and evolution of his work. 

JMR’s process of experimentation focuses on the visual language of gestural drawings transposed on to canvas, three dimensional sculpture and fashion textiles. Communicating the artist’s distinct voice, Piece Out honors the outdoor urban landscape combining elements of street art with the artists simplistic aesthetic and drawings. 

Perhaps the most notable risk taken is the transformation of works on paper to three dimensional sculpture, bringing to light the harmony between the subconscious and conscious decision making in the process of creating. JMR makes his work tactile and personal while maintaining an air of mystery.