Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Weekend Guide - Thursday 5/7/09

CARMICHAEL GALLERY


Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art Presents ‘GET RICH QUICK’
A Selection from the Collections of our Collectors

Featuring Antony Micallef, Banksy, Barry McGee, D*Face, David Choe, David Choong Lee, Faile, Ian Francis, KAWS, Nick Walker, Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, Swoon, Will Barras and more to be announced!

Address: Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Avenue West Hollywood CA 90038

Opening reception: Thursday, May 7th 2009 / 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Exhibition Dates: May 7th – May 28th 2009

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Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art Presents
‘When All The Stars Are Gone’
A solo exhibition of new artwork by Thais Beltrame

Address: Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Avenue West Hollywood CA 90038

Opening reception: Thursday, May 7th 2009 / 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Exhibition Dates: May 7th – May 28th

Stars Are Gone, the first US solo exhibition of work by Brazilian artist Thais Beltrame. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 7th, 2009 from 7.00pm – 10.00pm, with the artist in attendance. A new series of ink and watercolor works on paper will be on display, as well as a site-specific installation. The exhibition will be open for viewing through Thursday, May 28th 2009 from 1.00pm -7.00pm. When All The Stars Are Gone is a poetic glimpse of the world as perceived by Thais. Looking to the skies as inspiration, the artist reflects upon solitude, beauty, and the transient nature of being. “Supposedly all the stars we see today have been dead millions of years,” she muses. “Perhaps this is why human beings feel so alone: we live beneath a sky which no longer exists.” In this newest body of work, Thais’ trademark wistful children are changing, growing stronger, wiser, and more aware of their surroundings. From this growth emerge new fears and dilemmas, however, as observed in the artist’s shift from negative space to a brooding application of earthy watercolors. Such depth enhances the delicate innocence that gives Thais’ work its extraordinary power. About the Artist: Thais Beltrame was born and lives in Sao Paulo. The largely self-taught artist grew up amongst a generation of Brazilian counter-culture in the 80s and 90s. Highly regarded for her subtle, distinctive style, she is the sole female member of the powerhouse Brazilian art collective, the Famiglia Baglione. Thais has exhibited her work in the United States, United Kingdom, and Brazil. Website: www.flickr.com/thais_beltrame

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Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art presents
"Alëxone"

A Showcase of New Artwork
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7, 2009/ 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Please RSVP to rsvp@carmichaelgallery.com

1257 N. La Brea AvenueW. Hollywood CA 90038

The exhibition will be open for viewing through
Thursday, May 28th 2009 from 1.00pm - 7.00pm.

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art is proud to present a showcase of new work by Paris-based artist Alëxone. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 7th, 2009 from 7.00pm – 10.00pm, at which a new series of acrylic, ink and mixed media works on paper will be on display.

About The Artist:
Born in 1976, Alëxone lives and works in Paris. With a background in graffiti, he rose to fame in the early 90s with striking letter-based tags of the moniker Oedipus on the streets of Paris. He became Alëxone in 2000, when his artwork took a figurative turn. Since then, his distinctive work has won him a reputation far beyond France with exhibitions all over Europe, including Paris, Hamburg, Milan, Berlin, London, Amsterdam and Brussels.
Alëxone’s universe is filled with eccentric, playful characters. Masked penguins, contorted horses, and hairy men with long noses engage and entertain in wild, colorful scenes, while wordplay and metaphor create a dynamic dialogue between the work and the viewer.
Alëxone regularly collaborates with other street artists, including members of the GM and 9e Concept groups. Their exhibition at the Pompidou Centre last January was the first time street artists have been featured in a significant French museum.
Website: http://www.alexone.net/

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