Destroy Something Beautiful

Link & Pin

Nov. 14, 2024 - Dec. 13, 2020

2235 E. Sixth St., Suite 102
Austin, 78702
PHONE 512.900.8952

Destroy Something Beautiful
November 14 – December 13, 2020

Before embracing the title of “artist”, Rea spent his days (and nights and weekends) as an accomplished copywriter and creative director in an industry where perfectionism and beauty were not only celebrated but demanded.

His unrealistic standards carried over into his art practice but without the level of confidence shared with his polished ad agency persona. This often led to the age-old ponderings, “When is an artwork finished?” and “Should I stay in my comfort zone and call it complete, or go one more step and risk ruining all of my previous efforts?”

Borrowing a metaphor from Fight Club when Tyler disfigures Angel Face, Destroy Something Beautiful picks up where the artist’s labored perfection ends, and his unbound “self-important vandalism” begins.

ABOUT THE ARTIST Chad Rea is a social impact artist in Austin. Drawing upon current political, ethical, and social issues, and utilizing communication techniques mastered as an advertising copywriter, Rea explores the duality of self and the inner struggle to understand our rapidly changing world.

LOCATION: Link & Pin
2235 E 6th, 102
Austin, Texas 78702

NEW VISITING HOURS: Open Fridays and Saturdays 1-5 and Sundays 2-5. Please call before you come: 512.900.8952.

CONTACT: Debra Watkins, Link & Pin owner
[email protected]

Chad Rea, artist
[email protected]

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