July 7, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) – Paul Friedrich, a pop icon in the Triangle area, is the featured artist at Salon Moxie in North Raleigh from now through August. The artist’s reception will be held Friday, July 11, from 6-9 p.m.
Paul Friedrich is perhaps best know as the creator of the “Onion Head Monster” comic strip in The Independent Weekly and online at http://www.onionheadmonster.com
His work is renowned for its storytelling, humor, bright colors and bold lines. He has been described as a “post-hip, pop-visionary” artist and illustrator whose work is as entertaining as it its widely collected.
The series of Hong Kong paintings Friedrich is showing at Moxie explores “a new direction of semi-abstraction,” he said. He is also bringing silkscreen posters and digital prints for sale during the July 11 reception.
A Raleigh native, Friedrich is a member of DesignBox, a diverse collection of creative professionals in downtown Raleigh.
Salon Moxie is owned and operated by Jack and Joelle Ray who also own the award-winning Samuel Cole Salon in North Raleigh, Salon Moxie has been hosting revolving art exhibits since it opened last summer.
“We wanted to find a way to connect our emerging artists at Moxie with other emerging artists in the area,” Joelle said. “We are excited to offer our support to the arts community.”
According to the Rays, the salon fills the void between “budget” salons and the more expensive destinations and gives “rising star” stylists an environment in which to enhance their skills.
Salon Moxie is located at 6191-122 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit http://www.salon-moxie.com or call 919-850-0721.