This past Friday, August 28th, the man behind iLTHY took a step back from the streetwear brand to put his personal artwork in the spotlight. The self-proclaimed art machine, Glen Infante, has truly lived up to the hype of that name over the past few years. From having his hands in some of the best paintings, graphic designs, illustrations, products, photographs, and more, Glen has been cranking out enough consistent material to be considered a machine for a while now.

If Glen Infante’s the machine, then the streets and pop culture are the factories he can be found in. He filled every (unsigned) wall inside of Cleveland’s RED Space gallery with new and old paintings. Many of his pieces reimagined our favorite artists, television characters, athletes, and even songs.

Pulling up to the gallery, I passed by large groups of people making their way to the entrance, and before stepping a foot inside I knew that it would be a great night.IMG_8307

Once I made my way to the parking lot, I was greeted by Cleveland’s favorite taco spot, Fired Up. The moment that they opened, a line began to form and people began making their way back outside.IMG_8199 IMG_8245 IMG_8236 IMG_8249 IMG_8246Once inside, Glen had his signature snack waiting for his guests while they grabbed drinks and listened to music from DJ EV. IMG_8234 IMG_8229

RED Space was the perfect location for the artist to hold his solo show. It allowed attendees to hang in the parking lot and write on walls, something that Glen Infante and his supporters probably know well, with his roots in streetwear. IMG_8227 IMG_8223 IMG_8303 IMG_8201

Seeing all of Glen’s work in one big, well lit location gave me a new appreciation for his work. There are many details in his paintings that can only be admired in person. I overheard many conversations of people talking about his choice of subjects, use of colors, and consistency throughout the night. I guess I wasn’t the only one that got more than what I expected and that says a lot for an artist who is already considered one of the best around.IMG_8280 IMG_8215 IMG_8260 IMG_8278 IMG_8212 IMG_8211 IMG_8205 IMG_8268 IMG_8282 IMG_8276 IMG_8275 IMG_8209 IMG_8272 IMG_8277

My favorite piece from the night was Glen’s beloved Kermit the Frog puppet. If you don’t know him, then you’re really missing out. Glen’s Snapchat  is one of the most interesting, thanks to Kermit’s annoyingly funny antics.

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If you missed this exhibition, you missed out.

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Follow Glen on Twitter, Instagram, and visit his site gleninfante.com

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