Susie Ghahremani "The Wild Life"
Giant Robot Solo Art Exhibition
Exhibit dates: August 16, 2008 through September 17, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 16, 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. *
*Artist will be in attendance.
Susie Ghahremani is proud to announce THE WILD LIFE, a solo exhibit of new works at Giant Robot's Los Angeles gallery beginning Saturday, August 16, 2008.
THE WILD LIFE, the artist's fifth solo show, will feature an extensive collection of over 100 never-before-seen miniature paintings surrounded by a hand-crafted aerial installation. The three-dimensional aspect of the gallery installation will allow visitors to physically experience the world she creates in her paintings for the first time.
In this show, the subjects of Ghahremani's animal world take on human qualities, finding visible comfort in the homes they have built. The "home life" of a variety of species will be depicted in the collection, including a wide range of dogs, birds and her renowned owls. The theme of this exhibit is heavily inspired by Ghahremani's personal experience volunteering as a wildlife rehabilitator in San Diego, CA.
The exhibition is largely composed of gouache paintings on wood tile and wood blocks. As ever, her work reflects her signature craft-inspired sensibility with dotted lines that mimic stitching and backgrounds that evoke textiles and quilting.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Susie Ghahremani is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her artwork has appeared in The New York Times, Nickelodeon Magazine, Martha Stewart Kids, and has most recently been featured in work for Chronicle Books, Bank of America and Target Corporation, and the highly acclaimed nature book I LOVE DIRT.
In addition to painting, Ghahremani also crafts her own line of products incorporating her original illustrations onto stationery, apparel, jewelry and other goodies. She has received illustration awards from American Illustration, the Alternative Pick, and Giant Robot.
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Eric Nakamura - Owner/Publisher, Giant Robot
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