SCOTT CHASSE@stupIDEAsy / by Thomas Buildmore

Scott Chasse For Immediate Release: OverKill Studio & Stupid Easy Present: "Moustache Bar" An exhibit of recent works created by Scott Chasse, curated by Thomas Buildmore August 6th - 27th, 2010** Opening Reception: Friday, August 6th, 5-10pm RSVP for opening: 307 Market St., Philadelphia, PA contact: Scott Chasse (978) 270-1904 / **exhibit is viewable by appointment only after the opening; contact to schedule a visit

Scott Chasse is a painter who, based on his most recent series of portraits, seems to be obsessed with two things: a painstaking process which requires accurate placement of thousands of black "dots" of paint to create an image, and Burt Reynolds.

"Moustache Bar", the first solo exhibit for the NYC/Boston based artist, will delve deeper into a body of work which the artist has yet to explain beyond mere aesthetics. As complement to over twenty pieces featuring the likeness of Burt Reynolds, Chasse draws upon childhood memories to construct an installation consisting of found objects, sculpture, and artwork by other artists, forming a "basement bar" atmosphere, circa 1974 (the artist's birth year). With potentially the most famous moustache in recent history anchoring the show and a 70's bachelor pad being fabricated, Chasse aims to drown the viewer in themes of masculinity and machismo while considering the present day meaning of both. "I see young guys donning moustaches these days, and I often don't know what to make of it," he admits.

Whether you appreciate a good dose of upper-lip facial hair or not, "Moustache Bar" promises to be an entertaining presentation worthy of investigation.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 6th, 5-10pm.

Stupid Easy is located at 307 Market St. 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA.

-- Scott Chasse Community Arts Coordinator The Distillery