Apr 19, 2011 | Comments 0
Los Angeles— From corn carts and taco stands in Los Angeles to the Art Basel walls in Miami, this pint-sized artist continues to leave a larger than life mark in every town she visits. In only two years, Sand One’s signature mob of buxom female cartoon characters, known as “Sand Chikz,” have taken the art community by storm.
Sand’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, “Bow Ties”, will feature her signature ultra-feminine and “ghetto-fabulous” “Sand Chikz” in a different light. Each “Sand Chik” will be dressed in a tuxedo, symbolizing class, authority and power; three characteristics people often associate with masculinity and wealth. In “Bow Ties” Sand One’s underlying theme seeks to liberate gender-biased characteristics often imposed on women while also questioning the relationship between street art, fine art and the arts institution.
- The exhibition will feature numerous mixed media artworks by Sand One, as well as young women in costume, embodying the spirit of Sand One’s characters.
- Gift bags, including Sand One prints and bows will be given to the first five guests wearing bow ties.
- Music and refreshments for guests will also be provided.
Sand’s artwork featured in “Bow Ties” will be auctioned and partial proceeds will benefit the Venice Public Art Walls, managed by In Creative Unity, a graffiti arts advocacy group and leader of the movement to preserve the legal Venice art walls as a living memorial to high quality graffiti style art.
WHERE: Casa De La Cultura Galleria
1711 Mariachi Plaza De Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 90033 (Corner of Boyle and 1st in Boyle Heights)
WHEN: Opening Reception: Friday April 29, 6-11 pm
Closing Reception: Saturday May 7, 6-11pm