November 21-27, 2011
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 23rd, 6-9pm
The Dino Eli Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Jack Nantz. Jack Nantz, alias ‘Natz’ to many for the long time ago tag that he’d spray paint the walls with, has been active in various capacities within the fringes of New York City’s Avante Garde and underground for twenty plus years.
Playing bass guitar with seminal punk bands The Undead, Virus, and Pure Schism. While playing on the Black Snakes with Richard Kern, he came to be involved with the super-8 film underground, appearing in Kerns “Submit to Me Now” and the Body Bomb Video for the Unsane, as well as Tommy Turner and David Wojnarowvicz’s “Where Evil Dwells” and eventually acting and co-directing “Wrecked on Cannibal Island” with Cassandra Stark.
In 1989 Nantz returned to music as a founding member of the industrial noise rock band Cop Shoot Cop. Cop went on to record several full length LP’s, singles and EP’s and toured successfully throughout Japan, Europe and the U.S..
Early on in NY the band was notorious for its bombardment of often controversial posters which would occasionally find themselves plastered on the sides of police vans. More recently, Nantz has toured and recorded with Lubricated Goat and the Unsane.
However, since 2004, Nantz has focused his creativity exclusively n making his collages, paintings and found object sculptures. His work most recently has exhibited in Exploding Sky Gallery, The Bowery Space, Howl Festival, and the 10-11 Gallery on Avenue C.