Bill Mcright x Quiet Life release
This Saturday 12th March, The Quiet Life are excited to partner with Bill Mcright for an exclusive one night only event at The Quiet Life flagship store AT 5627 N Figueroa street, Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042. Bill Mcright is an exciting artist in his own right and style and has curated and designed twenty original one of a kind hand engraved drinking flasks.
Bill will also be taking over the Quiet Life artist installation wall in store. As if the hand engraved flasks aren’t enough, there will also be a super limited exclusive Quiet Life x Bill Mcright t shirt release on the night too. There will music and drinks during the event at The Quiet Life flagship store, and will run from 7pm – 10pm this Saturday.
Here’s what Bill has to say about the flasks –
“The flasks are fun for me. They are an extension of the drawings I do constantly, but instead of ink on paper the flasks are metal. What’s more fun than metal? Maybe rap… that’s about it. I like that fact that the surface that’s being “drawn” on is only one aspect of the object. The flasks are meant to hold booze, you can sneak them into clubs and bars and not pay as much for your drinks. I don’t even drink anymore but I like being able to contribute to the act of good natured mischief after you’ve had a couple of nips from something I drew on. Party!”
“Bill McRight was born in 1978 just outside Atlanta, Georgia. He led a nomadic life until moving to Los Angeles in 2011; he has called the city home ever since. McRight has practiced printmaking and mixed media art. His work has grown more visceral and physical overtime. Today, McRight’s work is predominantly made up of drawings and sculptures. McRight uses his drawings to explore skulls and how they are artistically represented. Traces of tattoo flash art and tinges of Mexican sugar skulls can be found in his drawings. His sculptures are primeval—in construction and fruition—they take the form of “crude weaponry”—in McRight’s own words—crafted from “old tools and other found objects.”
McRight confronts us with our potential and propensity for violence. He subverts heteronormative “tough guy posturing” by endowing his work with an innate sense of isolation and desperation. McRight cites his influences as, “Poor construction, invention through necessity, youth culture, civilian graffiti and things left behind. As well as art history, literature, pop culture and a touch of religion.” His work’s strength lies in its duality. McRight finds levity in the darkest ideas, and he presents us with both ends of the spectrum.”