April 12, 2007Erik den Breejen has a solo exhibition of his work throughout April 2007 in the project space at Freight + Volume, on West 24th Street in New York City. The show is titled “Ruined by Love Songs.” His colorful acrylic canvases feature song lyrics appropriated from rock anthems and indy hits. Songs are truncated to display witty catch phrases such as "pretty as the mess you made of getting laid" and "in this horrible age of abuse and decay, it's good to know somebody's lookin' OK." Elvis Costello, Pulp, David Bowie, and Neutral Milk Hotel all make appearances. Den Breejen's chosen soundtracks subconsciously dictate the manner by which the works are created. His canvases function as a self-explorative diary, which traces fleeting sentiments brought forth from lyrics. A native Californian, Erik den Breejen attended California College of Arts and Crafts, University of California at Santa Cruz, and received his MFA from Cornell University. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. When not making art, he focuses his efforts on his band, Acid Canyon.