For their second exhibit in their new space, Carmichael Gallery featured the work of two South American artists who use the pseudonyms Emol and Stinkfish as well an American painter named Zio Ziegler. There was a loose tribal element to all of the work in the show, even though each artist had their own distinctly defined style. For example, Stinkfish exclusively illustrates patterns onto the covers of Playboy magazines, Emol uses bright colors and digitalesque lines, and Zio Ziegler is a master painter whose complex patterns come together to form large abstract beings.
Zio was the only artist out of the three who was in attendance for the opening reception, which was understandable considering his home base is in the Bay Area of California, while the other two are from Columbia and Brazil. And, in addition to having his canvasses on display, he also painted two temporary murals on the walls of the gallery that will only be in existence until September 11th when the show closes. You can view gallery hours here: http://carmichaelgallery.com/