Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Carmichael Gallery Presents BOXI

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
presents

"Grey Area"

a solo exhibition of new work by

BOXI


in the front gallery

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 9th 
7.00pm – 10.00pm

Also opening a surprise group show in our rear gallery

1257 N. La Brea Avenue
W. Hollywood CA 90038

Please RSVP to rsvp@carmichaelgallery.com

Open to the public April 10th – April 30th, 2009

1.00pm – 7.00pm


Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art is proud to present Grey Area, the first US solo exhibition of work by UK artist Boxi. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 9th, 2009 from 7.00pm – 10.00pm, with the artist in attendance. Work in the show will include spray paint on canvas and MDF, sculpture, and limited edition prints, as well as a site-specific installation. The exhibition will be open for viewing through Thursday, April 30th 2009 from 1.00pm -7.00pm.


"I am drawn to the incongruous narrative in figuration. My works aspire to polarize the stability of what is at first perceived to be harmless or sweet but in reality turns out to be pathetically desperate or tragic or vice versa. A dark disillusioned romanticism pervades throughout...(along with) confrontational themes, such as paranoia, disappointment, expectation, grief, mistrust and other upbeat reflections of our times.

"It is in this state of reflection, this 'grey area' of ambiguity and blurred truth that I have found myself in, a place where trends and crashes in the market aggressively threaten and pressurize social behavior. Making life-sized figures that articulate this uncertainty is a way for me to come to terms with the phrase 'of our time'."

- Boxi

About the Artist:

Born 1974 in Kent, England, Boxi completed his studies at the London St. Martins School of Art with a BA Fine Arts degree in Painting in 1996. He has lived and worked in Berlin, Germany since 1999, joining REINKING PROJEKTE in 2007.

Website: www.boxi.eu.com


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 websitewww.carmichaelgallery.com, email art@carmichaelgallery.com, or call 323.969.0600.

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