Monday, March 3, 2008
SCION PRESENTS: NOMADZ - A MEDITERRANEAN ART CONNECTION, March 8, 2008, Los Angeles, CA
SCION PRESENTS: NOMADAZ - A MEDITERRANEAN ART CONNECTION
Curated by Pablo Aravena
Los Angeles - February 2008 - Scion, in conjunction with Pablo Aravena, proudly presents Nomadaz - A Mediterranean Art Connection Exhibition at the Scion 4,500 square foot Los Angeles Installation Gallery. Aravena is the filmmaker behind "Next: A Primer in Urban Painting." Nomadaz brings together four Italian and four Spanish artists, to show off their Mediterranean flavor on U.S. shores. Featured artists from Spain are Sixe, Nuria, Nano 4814, Eltono, all of whom have their roots in graffiti and street art. Their style and work has evolved to encompass other styles and formats including sculpture, interior design, illustration, advertising, branding and institutional projects. The Italian artists include Microbo, Bo130, Dem and 108. The exhibition will comprise of new work as well as site specific installations.
"While I was filming NEXT, I had a chance to meet many great artists along the way," explained Aravena. "I first realized that there was a Mediterranean connection when I met Microbo along with Sixe, Nuria, Nano and Eltono in Madrid. There was a strong personal/artistic connection there. These guys are all very different but they all know each other, having painted with each other all over. I thought it would be great concept to match them up again and bring in some new people like Dem and 108. I wanted to see what they would come up with if they got to play with a big space together."
In terms of individual style, this is a varied group of artists; however, together they represent a significant, contemporary artistic practice of working in both the street and gallery settings in Italy and Spain. The exhibition title, Nomadaz, represents the way of life of the featured artists - always traveling and moving to paint, often along the Mediterranean. For this exhibition, these art nomads descend on Los Angeles for the first time. For more information on Aravena, visit: www.nextthemovie.com
The opening reception takes place March 8, 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. at the Scion
Installation L.A. Gallery, 3521 Helms Ave. (at National), Culver City, Calif., 90232. The show will run until March 29th. Dedicated to fostering independent artistic expression, the Scion Installation L.A. Gallery is a space that allows artists to explore their creative visions. The Scion Installation Gallery hosts art shows and art-related events for cutting-edge artists from across the globe. Due to success and growth, the Scion Installation L.A. Gallery recently moved from its Washington Boulevard location to Helms and National in the Hayden Tract area. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM and by appointment - 310.815.8840. For more information, visit www.scion.com/space.
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