Grey Area

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art Presents

‘Grey Area’
A solo exhibition of new artwork by Boxi

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

Opening reception: Thursday, April 9th 2009 / 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Exhibition Dates: April 9th – April 30th 2009

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.

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