TONIGHT: ready for an evening of sunshine and happy flowers? too bad, because Boxi is having an opening instead…

awwww… cute liddle hazmat suit people all huggy and shit. German artist Boxi is having an opening at the Carmichael Gallery tonight. looks to be  uplifting!

true love in the nuclear age...
a little insight into the childhood of jesus satan...

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

For Immediate Release:

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