With my solo show paintings now at the framer’s, and all the material for the preview getting prepared, I want to talk about a show happening THIS weekend, in Naples, Italy (home of the original pizza). A HUGE group show opens on Saturday with some of Pop Surrealism, Urban Contemporary, and Lowbrow artists from the US, Canada, Italy and Europe! I’m proud to be a part of this show, and it is a great way to dip my toe into Italian waters before unleashing the solo in June! Without further ado, here is all the info (and check back regularly for updates on the show, the artists and the artwork!):
MONDOPOP GALLERY & MADRE Museum of Naples, Italy
invite you to the
BACK FROM BLACK SHOW, From bright Pop to dark Underground. And back.
(URBAN SUPERSTAR FESTIVAL, part #1)
Collective exhibition curated by David Vecchiato
Saturday, May 1 – Sunday, June, the 14th, 2010
At MADRE, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina,Naples
Via Luigi Settembrini 79, Napoli – tel. +39 0815624561
MADRE and Napoli COMICON present Urban Superstar Show, first edition of the first Festival that a Contemporary Art Museum dedicates in Europe to Underground Art, Pop Surrealism, Lowbrow Art and Urban Art, which are to say the new artistic currents which better represent the contemporary landscape.
Italian artist David Vecchiato has mustered lots of fellow artists from all over the world into Naples MADRE for 3 collective exhibitions for the year 2010 and will keep on gathering, in his capacity as curator, leading figures of an art movement which is destined to become the new Contemporary Art avant-garde.
About MADRE Museum:
MADRE Museum is one of the most important and active contemporary art institution in Italy. The Museum stands in the historical heart of Naples and it boasts a permanent collection of high international level, with works by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Holzer, Koons and Hirst, just to mention few. MADRE Museum Temporary exhibitions are characterized by a very daring and innovative aspect, first Museum in Italy to show artworks by great Urban artists like Yoshitomo Nara and Ryan Mc Ginley.
AMY SOL, ANTHONY AUSGANG, ALBERTO CORRADI, ALEPOP, ALESSANDRO RAK, PROF. BADTRIP, BIGFOOT, BLU, BASIL WOLVERTON, BORIS HOPPEK, BRENDAN DANIELSSON, BUFF MONSTER, CAMILLA D’ERRICO, CAMILLA FALSINI, CATALINA ESTRADA, CESKO, CHARLES BURNS, CIOU, DANIEL CLOWES, DAVE COOPER , DAVE MC KEAN, DIAVù-DAVID VECCHIATO, DEM , FRANCESCA GHERMANDI, FIDIA, GARY BASEMAN, GARY TAXALI, GIANLUCA COSTANTINI, GIO PISTONE , GLENN BARR, HITNES, IAN STEVENSON, JAMIE HEWLETT, JEREMY FISH, JIM AVIGNON, JOE LEDBETTER, JON BURGERMAN, LAURINA PAPERINA, LICIA VIERO, LINE HOVEN, LISA PETRUCCI, MARCO ABOUT, MASSIMO GIACON, MATTI HAGELBERG, MICHAEL SIEBEN, MIGUEL ANGEL MARTIN, MR. WANY, PAPER RESISTANCE, PAUL CHATEM, RAY CAESAR, ROBERT CRUMB, SCARFUL, SERGIO MORA, SHAG, SQUAZ, TARA MC PHERSON, TOKIDOKI, VICTOR CASTILLO, ZELDA BOMBA, ZOE LACCHEI