martes, mayo 20, 2008

Micallef Exhibitions 2008

Lazarides Gallery:

New group exhibition at the new Lazarides gallery on 121 Charing Cross road.

Exhibition Dates: Fri 23rd of May - Sat 23rd of August.



Any information regarding the work being exhibited please email the Lazarides gallery. Do not email through the Micallef website.

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Future Exhibitions





Lazarides Gallery:

Pictures from Palestine.

Antony Micallef will be showcasing 5 paintings influenced from his trip to Bethlehem Dec 2007.

These paintings were completed directly after his return and are seen by him as a considered response to his experience while staying behind the wall.

Exhibition Dates: Contact gallery for details







Tate Britain:

Antony Micallef has been invited to take part in a special print exhibition to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Curwen Studios. The exhibition also includes Mark Hearlv and Paula Rego.

The exhibition will be held in the Goodison room at the Tate Britain.

Exhibition Dates: October 2008





Royal Academy:

Antony Micallef has been invited by the RA to take part in group show showcasing new contemporaries. The 4 bronze, nickel plated 13ft sculptures from L.A will be displayed in the forecourt. New paintings will be displayed inside. The exhibition will last two months.

Exhibition Dates: November 2008


Antony Micallef - Biography
Despite being runner-up in the National Portrait Gallery's BP/Amaco Portrait of the Year prize in 2000, Anthony has always turned down portrait commissions insisting not only that he's a figurative painter, but that he could never see himself "inflicting brutal emotions on somebody I didn't know." At once colourfully beautiful and deeply troubling, Anthony's work examines our dichotomous relationship with consumerism, examining how we can maintain to despise multi-national brands yet still allow ourselves to be seduced by them. "The trouble with pop imagery is that it doesn't really go deeper than the surface" he says. "You have to drag it down and challenge it to make it interesting. When you put two contrasting images together, it causes friction, and that is the bit I'm interested in. Play a Britney Spears track and then follow it with a Nine Inch Nails tune - Britney no longer sounds the same, the union of two opposites make an intriguing and strange chemistry." Described as 'Caravaggio meets Manga' and 'Bacon in Disneyland' this strong cocktail has already seen Anthony become enormously popular with collectors such as REM's Michael Stipe.