If you happen to be in the New York area (specifically Northport, about 2 hours from New York City), in between May 11th and June 16th, 2019 there’s an exhibit at the Haven Gallery that you should definitely check out.
One of our favorite artists, Camilla d’Errico, will be showcasing and unveiling 12 original Zodiac-inspired paintings (2 of which you can see below) as part of a solo special exhibition at the gallery.
We’ve talked to Camilla quite a few times at conventions, and she’s always a delight!
Full press release is below. Artwork and photo of Camilla d’Errico are all courtesy of Camilla d’Errico.
Camilla d’Errico to Headline Exhibition of Twelve Original Zodiac-Inspired, Surreal, Whimsical Original Paintings at Haven Gallery in Northport, NY
Manga-Influenced pop Surrealist Painter to Attend Opening Reception, make Prints Available for sale Online, and will be Accompanied by Travis Louie, World-Renowned Artist Whose work is Based on Curiosity and Wonder about the Unknown
WHAT: Pop surrealist painter, comic artist, and author Camilla d’Errico is returning to Haven Gallery following prior success with her Masquerade solo exhibition in 2016. Like Masquerade, with the Zodiac Solo Show, the artist reveals her expressive, anime-inspired females of all shapes and styles, this time representing the twelve signs of the Zodiac as interpreted by Camilla in her new original paintings. The exhibition includes 12 original paintings, which will be available for purchase through the gallery, as well as prints of the paintings on her online Etsy shop, and a new artbook of the Zodiac paintings. Travis Louie, a painter known for his imaginative, monochromatic acrylic paintings centered around the visual styles of the past, will also be exhibiting his “Animals that I have Known” paintings.
Exhibition: May 11 – June 16, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
155 Main St., Suite 4
Carriage House Square
Northport, NY 11768
WHY: Camilla d’Errico is a pop surrealist painter and comic artist/creator, and also contributes to the vinyl art toy movement while expanding her style into fashion, accessories, toys, and other merchandise. “I love and believe in astrology and always wanted to do a Zodiac show,” Camilla notes. “Each piece is representative of the Zodiac sign with my own whimsical interpretation. Audiences, even if they do not believe in astrology, know their Zodiac sign and are interested in the designs.”
Camilla works her ongoing messages of love, unity, and diversity into the designs. The female Zodiac characters have various body types and backgrounds such as a curvy mermaid or fluffy angel, that connotes positivity and inclusion, which, Camilla notes in light of what is happening in the world, resonate with people. Everyone can identify with their Zodiac sign and/or their body type, regardless of the Zodiac sign. Erica Berkowitz, Haven Gallery owner and director, notes, “Camilla has a talent for combining the innocence and nostalgia of our youth with timely, relevant messages of complexity and uniqueness that create individuality within the sea of humanity. We look forward to welcoming Camilla back to Haven Gallery. Her 2016 Masquerade exhibition at Haven Gallery sold out before the opening of the event. This is her only solo show for 2019.”
Camilla is excited to share the gallery space with Travis Louie’s exhibition. They have long been acquainted and he wrote the foreword for her art book “Helmetgirls: The Art of Camilla d’Errico, Volume 2.” She explains, “It is a pleasure to share the exhibit with Travis. We both have a strong sense of wonder and a love of manga art and helmets. Our work complements one another.” Travis notes, “I remain a big fan of Camilla’s work. Her pieces are sublime and expressive, combining beauty and curiosity. I look forward to sharing the gallery with her.”
● Camilla d’Errico, Pop Surrealist Painter & Illustrator, Comic Artist, Character Creator
● Travis Louie, artist known for his portraits of mythical beings and characters with mutant abnormalities, influenced by film noir
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