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Art February, 18 2009

Hush at Carmichael Gallery

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art is proud to present Hymn to Beauty, the first US solo exhibition of work by UK artist HUSH. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 5th, 2009 from 7.00pm – 10.00pm, with the artist in attendance. 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 for viewing through Thursday, March 26th 2009 from 1.00pm – 7.00pm.

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.

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art is located at 1257 N. La Brea Avenue, West Hollywood, CA.

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