Carmichael Gallery Presents|
VIDA E MORTE
Alexandre Anjo (Brazil), Andre Firmiano (Brazil), Pankill (Brazil)
Exhibition Dates: September 20th – October 12th, 2008
Opening Reception: September 20th, 2008, 8PM – Midnight
(West Hollywood, CA) Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art is excited to present Vida e Morte, a group show featuring three of street art capital Brazil’s most talented new voices, Alexandre Anjo, Andre Firmiano, and Pankill. Artwork on display will include works on canvas, wood, fabric, and paper. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 20th, 2008, from 8pm – Midnight. All three artists are flying into Los Angeles from São Paulo to create an on-site installation and attend the reception. The exhibition will be open for viewing through Sunday, October 12th, 2008.
In Vida e Morte, Firmiano explores the socio-economic impact of globalization and urbanization in São Paulo. With clean geometric lines and a monochromatic palette, he delineates the chaos, frustration, and despair inherent in the city’s inhabitants.
Pankill’s focus is the duality of good and evil that exists in every human being. Working with a powerful combination of black, white, and red, her artwork is spiked with images of knives, anchors, axes, and snakes that belie the pretty painted faces of her 1920s-inspired characters.
Anjo infuses his artwork with vibrant colors that represent the four elements. His flamboyant, sensual portrayals of people, animals, and nature are inspired by the heady atmosphere of São Paulo and his interest in Eastern art and philosophy.
About the Artists||
Born in the South Brazilian state of Paraná, Alexandre Anjo played street soccer and practiced martial arts as a child. When he moved to São Paulo as a teenager, he was introduced to pichação and began to paint on the streets. He has taken part in various group shows in Brazil and the US, and was recently invited to contribute to the first International Biennial of Graffiti in Belo Horizonte.
Born in São Paulo in 1984, Andre Firmiano began to paint on the streets when he was fourteen years old. He has participated in exhibitions in Brazil, the US and Europe since 2006. His work was most recently showcased at the CORKED Show put on by Urban Angel at the Cork Street Gallery, London.
Amanda Dória aka Pankill was born in 1982 in the city of São Paulo where she continues to live today. She began to explore the world of graffiti in 2002 and has since taken part in a number of street art events and shows in Brazil. She also lends her designs to several fashion brands.
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary
Art exhibits international, emerging artists, with an emphasis
on underground, pop, outsider, lowbrow, street art and
graffiti inspired work. In August 2007, co-curators Seth and
Elisa Carmichael opened Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
as an exhibition space for presenting emerging art from around
the world. 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,
2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and by appointment. For more information,
please visit our website www.carmichaelgallery.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 323.969.0600.
|Autumn Exhibition and Events Calendar
September 6 – September 28 DIVERGE
The Art of
September 10, 7PM-9PM MOCA Contemporaries La Brea Art Walk
September 20 - October 12 Vida e Morte
Alexandre Anjo, Andre Firmiano
October 4th - October 26th Raw Skies
Gaia, Imminent Disaster, Jana Joana, Kay2, Labrona, Produkt, Vitche
November 1 - Nov 23
Pour Me Some Smoke
Charming Baker, Guy Denning, Pat Rocha, Ian Strawn,
November 5, Bonhams & Butterfields present Collecting Contemporary: Urban Art
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