I'm really excited to announce that world-renowned urban artist Hush will be coming to LA this weekend!!! Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art presents Hymn to Beauty,
the first US solo exhibition of work by UK artist Hush. Work in the show will include Acrylic Paint, Screen Print, Spray Paint, Ink, and Tea on Canvas and Wood as well as a site specific installation. The exhibition will be open to the public for viewing through Thursday, March 26th 2009, while the opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 5th, 2009 from 7pm–10pm, with the artist in attendance. If you're in LA this weekend, I would highly recommend checking this out.
"Hush is a powerful voice in today's art world, one of the few artists who we have no doubt will survive the recession and continue to sell. In fact, pieces are already selling and we don't even have all the images yet", says Carmichael Gallery co-curator Seth Carmichael. "Although Hush comes from a graffiti and street art background I would compare him more to Lichtenstein than to Banksy, but like Banksy he is part of the same global movement. He is one of the new British artists to watch."
From the Press Release:
"Hush's work has been described as a sensory assault of shape, color, and character. Inspired by the portrayal of the female form in art, the artist builds up and tears down layers of paint and images as he works, 'letting the canvas and marks take their own path.' The result is an enigmatic synthesis of anime, pop-infused imagery, graffiti, and graphic design that exposes the conflict between power and decay, innocence and sexuality, and the fusion of Eastern and Western culture.
Hush continues to evolve his style with this latest batch of pieces, which merges his early anime and pop-art influenced graffiti technique with an exploration of Romanesque iconographic imagery. The new works are bigger, deeper and richer than anything he has produced to date."
Dates and hours:
Show runs from March 6th– March 26th, 2009
Opening reception is on Thursday, March 5th from 7pm–10pm
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art website
1257 N. La Brea Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90038