Joe Heaps Nelson
"This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things"

Exhibition: February 25 through March 21, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 7-10pm

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Operating in the broad territory that was originally staked out by the Pop artists, artist Joe Heaps
Nelson produces paintings and drawings that bounce between social critique and satire. While his
subject matter is generally intuitive, he enjoys mining images from popular culture. Interesting tensions
arise from his integration of the rich history of painting with the sometimes beautiful and frequently
absurd little dramas of everyday existence.

Joe Heaps Nelson was born in Iowa and was raised by bulldogs. He has his BA in Art History
from the University of Pennsylvania. His work has been extensively exhibited both nationally and
internationally. Nelson is a regular contributor to Whitehot Magazine and producer of the Police
Brutality Coloring Book. He has lived and worked in New York City since 1990.

 “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” artwork by Joe Heaps Nelson runs February 25 through
March 21, 2012, at Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F), NYC, NY.
The opening reception, on Saturday February 25, from 7 to 10 pm, is free and open to the public. For
more information, contact Fuse Gallery at 212.777.7988 or