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Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
presents

"HOLLOWOOD"

THE NEO-CON COLLECTIVE

Aakash Nihalani, Ellis Gallagher, Poster Boy

&

ZEUS

in the rear gallery


Aakash Nihalani - Shadow Boxing - Giclee Print on Archival Gloss Fiber Paper, Edition of 30, Signed and Numbered - 22.5x30in - 2009 - $300


Aakash Nihalani - Dags - Giclee Print on Archival Gloss Fiber Paper, Edition of 50, Signed and Numbered - 18x14.75in - 2009 - $175


Aakash Nihalani - Touch Your Toes - Giclee Print on Archival Gloss Fiber Paper, Edition of 50, Signed and Numbered - 20x15.25in - 2009 - $200


Aakash Nihalani - Plaza - Giclee Print on Archival Gloss Fiber Paper, Edition of 100, Signed and Numbered - 17x11.5in - 2009 - $100


Ellis Gallagher - Fire Tag - Spray Paint, Paint Marker, and Fire on Stretched Linen - 35.5x32.5in - 2009 - $3,000


Ellis Gallagher - Buff the Bird - Spray Paint, Paint Marker, and Fire on Stretched Linen - 27.25x19.5in - 2009 - $2,500


Ellis Gallagher - Blazing Spray Paint, Paint Marker, and Fire on Stretched Linen - 32.5x31in - 2009 - $2,800


Ellis Gallagher - Boyle Basura - Giclee Print on Archival Paper, Edition of 10, Signed and Numbered - 16x20in - 2009 - $500


Ellis Gallagher - Brklyn Bike - Giclee Print on Archival Paper, Edition of 10, Signed and Numbered - 16x20in - 2009 - $500


Ellis Gallagher - Street Bash - Giclee Print on Archival Paper, Edition of 10, Signed and Numbered - 16x20in - 2009 - $500


Ellis Gallagher - Bike Cycle - Screenprint on Brown Archival Paper, Edition of 30, Signed and Numbered - 19x13in - 2007 - $500


Ellis Gallagher - Barcelona Barrier - Screenprint on Brown Archival Paper, Edition of 30, Signed and Numbered - 19x13in - 2007 - $500


Ellis Gallagher - Thumbs Up - Mixed Media on Skatedeck - 31x7in - 2009 - $1,800


Ellis Gallagher - Hi/Bye - Mixed Media on Skatedeck - 31x7in - 2009 - $1,800


Ellis Gallagher - F*ck You - Mixed Media on Skatedeck - 31x7in - 2009 - $1,800


Ellis Gallagher - OK - Mixed Media on Skatedeck - 31x7in - 2009 - $1,800


Ellis Gallagher - Peace - Mixed Media on Skatedeck - 31x7in - 2009 - $1,800


Poster Boy - Mossy Tiles (Before and After) - 2 x Giclee Print on Archival Paper, Edition of 15, Numbered & Stamped - 16x20in (each) - 2009 - $400 (for set)


Poster Boy - Who's Punished - Giclee Print on Archival Semi-Gloss Fiber Paper, Edition of 20, Numbered & Stamped - 11x15in - 2009 - $150


Poster Boy & Aakash Nihalani - Enlightening - Giclee Print on Gloss Photopaper, Edition of 100, Numbered on Front and Signed By Aakash Nihalani on Rear* - 28.5x30in - 2009 - $350


Poster Boy & Aakash Nihalani - Once Twice - Giclee Print on Gloss Photopaper, Edition of 100, Numbered on Front and Signed By Aakash Nihalani on Rear* - 24x19in - 2009 - $300
(*please note that Poster Boy does not sell original work, nor does he sign his editions
but these are fully authenticated with a gallery COA and hand numbered)


Zeus - First Love - Screenprint on Somerset 300gsm, Edition of 50, Signed and Numbered - 30x22in - 2008 - $220


Zeus - Zeus Reflects Snocoen - Mixed Media - 23.6x23.6in - 2009 - $3,500







Zeus with the help of the Neo-Cons - BOMB - Mixed Media - Variable - 2009 - POA


Also open "Grey Area" a solo exhibition by BOXI in our front gallery

1257 N. La Brea Avenue
W. Hollywood CA 90038

Open to the public April 10th – April 30th, 2009
1.00pm – 7.00pm


Aakash Nihalani, Ellis Gallagher, and Poster Boy (aka the Neo-Con Collective) are in LA! The infamous NYC street artists have made an impromptu landing in West Hollywood this week for their first West Coast exhibition, opening Thursday, April 9th, 2009 from 7.00pm – 10.00pm at Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art. If this isn’t enough to get you excited, the Neo-Con Collective will be joined by UK graffiti god Zeus. Prints, photographs, and mixed media artwork will be available for purchase and the four artists have collaborated on elaborate installations throughout the gallery. Aakash Nihalani, Ellis Gallagher and Zeus will be in attendance on the show’s opening night. Poster Boy, however, has kindly offered to walk the Carmichaels’ dogs and vacuum the floors of their apartment during the show; it is unlikely he will be finished in time to attend. But you never know.

About the Artists:

Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani’s street work consists mainly of isometric rectangles and squares. He selectively places these graphics around New York to highlight the unexpected contours and elegant geometry of the city itself. All execution of a piece is done on site with little to no planning. “We all need the opportunity to see the city more playfully,” he says, “as a world dominated by the interplay of very basic color and shape. I try to create a new space within the existing space of our everyday world for people to enter freely, and unexpectedly ‘disconnect’ from their reality. People need to understand that how it is isn’t how it has to be. My work is created in reaction to what we readily encounter in our lives, sidewalks and doorways, buildings and bricks. I’m just connecting the dots differently to make my own picture.”

Ellis Gallagher

Ellis Gallagher’s shadow chalk drawings, executed in both urban and interior settings, seek to enhance the beauty of everyday objects and mundane situations that are routinely overlooked. Chalk drawings of bicycles, milk crates, fire hydrants, parking meters and shopping carts inspire curiosity and encourage the viewer to pause, observe, initiate conversation and experience their surroundings with a renewed sense of optimism.

Poster Boy

Poster Boy is an anonymous New York City-based street artist whose only utensil is a razor. He is known for satiric collage-like works created by cutting out sections of the self-adhesive advertisement posters in the platforms of New York City subway stations and pasting them back in different positions.

Zeus

For the past 20 years, London artist Zeus has been drawing inspiration from urban culture to create dynamic, experimental compositions that have re-defined graffiti art. Captivated by the hip-hop scene of the 80s, he began expressing his creative talents on the street when he was just 14, using walls, trains and open spaces as his galleries. Since then Zeus has continually pushed the boundaries of graffiti artistry, taking the form out of its traditional setting and into new, exciting and more legitimate places. His latest work represents an innovative fusion of graffiti techniques and typography, fine art and sculpture and reflects both his background on the streets and his formal training at Chelsea College of Art.


About Carmichael Gallery:

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art exhibits emerging international contemporary artists with a focus on narrative and figurative painting, mixed media and sculpture.

Carmichael Gallery is located at 1257 N. La Brea Avenue, on the SW corner of La Brea and Fountain, West Hollywood, CA 90038. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, please visit our website www.carmichaelgallery.com, email art@carmichaelgallery.com, or call 323.969.0600.


UPCOMING SHOWS AND EVENTS:

Thursday May 7, 2009 - In the front gallery a solo exhibition of new work by Thais Beltrame. In the rear gallery a selection of urban artwork from the collections of our collectors.

Saturday May 9, 2009 - Total São Paulo book launch and celebrate Brazil day!



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