April 03 2020 Friday at 11:21 AM

4th Coming - Oct 16th

On the evening of Thursday October 16th at 6pm, Ornamental Conifer, the moniker of British artist Nicolai Sclater, will be opening his '4TH COMING' solo exhibition here at Deus Ex Machina in Venice, California. No stranger to the Emporium, Conifer was here a year ago and did an aesthetic makeover of a '74 CR250 Elsinore 'TALK LESS PLAY MORE' and a large panelled mural that stretched the sidewall of the Deus Cafe with the message to 'MAKE YOUR OWN FUN'. Conifer has recently set up residence in Los Angeles and to mark this occasion he has spent the last month creating a new body of work for his ‘4th COMING’ show, painting onto an array of objects and playing with humor, wordplay, mischief, and often controversial yet motivational messages. Through the medium of hand painted typography and patterns, using traditional sign writing brushes and enamel paint, Conifer pays homage to the tradition of sign painting whilst allowing his earlier influences in graffiti to help him carve out his own progressive niche. ‘4th COMING’ presents a visual narrative through the mind of Ornamental Conifer, focusing on his trademark patterns and his struggle to attain the ultimate goal of perpetual childhood. The exhibition will be up at the Emporium of Postmodern Activities thru the end of October. Deus Ex Machina 1001 Venice Blvd Venice CA 90291 6pm