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False Profits - The Works of Steven D. Gagnon at Vertu Fine Art    Mar 22 - Apr 22, 2012

$100 Bill on Stainless Steel
Steven Gagnon
$100 Bill on Stainless Steel, 2008
 
$100 Camo Bill Study
Steven Gagnon
$100 Camo Bill Study, 2011
 
New Dawn Study
Steven Gagnon
New Dawn Study, 2011
 
New World Order
Steven Gagnon
New World Order, 2012
 
Oil Money
Steven Gagnon
Oil Money, 2012
 
Old Glory
Steven Gagnon
Old Glory, 2011
 
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March 21, 2012 (MMD Newswire) -- Vertu Fine Art (VFA) is excited to present False Profits, a solo exhibition of multidisciplinary artist Steven D. Gagnon. On view will be a selection of his mixed media works, prints, sculptures, and video installations. The artist's often witty and sardonic pieces investigate American culture through the juxtaposition of symbols and imagery in an effort to better understand the society that has influenced and shaped the artist.

Over the last decade, Gagnon's work has exhibited widely and presented at such prestigious venues as both 2008 Presidential Conventions, the Fotofest biennial in Houston, and art fairs in Miami, New York City, Palm Beach, and in the German cities of Berlin and Cologne. He has participated in many museum group shows throughout the country including such institutions as the Naples Museum of Art, the Palm Springs Desert Museum, the Bladen Memorial Art Museum, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of South Texas, and the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science. His art has been the focus of a feature article in the Miami NewTimes, written up in Wall Street Journal, published in Harper's Magazine, printed in the literary journal of the Henry Miller Library, and discussed in numerous online art periodicals and blogs such as ArtInfo.com, ArtLog.com and ArtNet.com. Gagnon's work has also been displayed on billboards in Miami, New York City, and throughout the state of California.

TheFederal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C., the Art Museum of South Texas, American Bank, InterBank, Patrizia Grundbesitz GmbH, The American Bankers Association, and UMB Bank are a few of the public and corporate collections that own his work. In addition, his work is in such private collections as Jean Cherqui of Paris; former Ambassador to Singapore, Steven J. Green; Miami art collector, Richard Shack; and author, Andrew Tobias.

The exhibition will run from March 22nd until April 22nd. Opening night is April 5th from 7 to 10 p.m. with a special presentation of the Border Cruiser, Gagnon's mobile video installation that tells the story of an undocumented Brazilian immigrant living in the United States.

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