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Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art

The London Police

Brothers in Arms

Opening Reception: Thursday September 10 2009 / 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Please RSVP to rsvp@carmichaelgallery.com

Exhibition Dates: September 10 – October 1

Address: Carmichael Gallery / 1257 N. La Brea Ave / West Hollywood CA 90038

Carmichael Gallery invites you to attend an exhibition of all new Hollywood-themed paintings, video and photography by British artist collective The London Police. Internationally recognized for their artwork, toy design and street interventions, this is their first solo show with Carmichael Gallery.

“Brothers in Arms” is a celebration of The London Police’s ten year anniversary. The show features works on canvases, a photographic montage, a site-specific installation and a short film documenting the artists’ creative process. The show’s title reflects both the film (a social experiment about personal space and the artistic and private challenges presented while handcuffed to another person) and the brotherly friendship of partners Chaz and Bob, who have withstood a decade of adventures around the world to present their most focused and exciting body of work yet. This new series of boldly monochromatic pieces pay homage to the city of angels and the classic films of their childhood, such as “Back to the Future” and “Star Wars”. Recognizable imagery is integrated into the symbolic London Police world of smiling characters and futuristic cityscapes. Building upon successful shows in London and Amsterdam during the spring, the collective’s synthesis of high and low culture in “Brothers in Arms” allows for a greater conversation of aesthetics, psychology and globalization.

Read the complete press release here.

Please contact art@carmichaelgallery.com to request an exhibition preview.


UPCOMING SHOWS AND EVENTS:

Thursday September 10, 2009 - In the front gallery Disillusion a solo exhibition of new work by Dan Baldwin. In the rear gallery Brothers in Arms a solo exhibiton of new work by The London Police.

Thursday October 8, 2009 - In the front gallery The L.A. case a solo exhibition of new work by case. In the rear gallery a showcase of new work by Simon Birch.

October 9 - 11 2009 - Carmichael Gallery will participate in beyondEDEN, a multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles at Barnsdall Park.