The prints have arrived and Ericailcane has shared with us some photos of them in the works. 7 different very low edition (editions of 4-20) prints will be available tonight at the opening and online tomorrow. A look at the process:
erica il cane
FIFTY24SF Gallery, in association with Upper Playground, is pleased to present a solo
exhibition by Italian street muralist and fine artist, Erica il Cane, entitled, We Were Living
in the Woods. The exhibition will be the second solo show that Erica has held in the United
As a major contributor to an increasingly progressive and elaborate street art and mural
movement occurring in Europe over the past 5 years, Erica il Cane (translating to “Eric
the Dog”) gained international recognition for his anthropomorphic building-sized animal
murals throughout Italy and the continent. With fellow contemporaries Blu, Sam3, Escif,
and San, Erica’s large-scale murals have been viewed as fine art done within the public’s
view. We Were Living in the Woods will feature works on paper and on-site installations.
Born and studied in Bologna, Italy, Erica’s evolution to gallery work has seen depictions of
animals in unique, human situations rendered in Victorian-like style illustrations, etchings,
and short animated films. The art is often described as imagery from a dark fairy tale,
in which animals are shown within the darkness of human nature, focusing on themes
of alienation, satire, existentialism. Both gallery and mural work has also been hailed as
influential works advocating vegetarianism and animal rights.
Erica il Cane has shown throughout Europe, including Lazarides Gallery, Banksy’s Santa’s
Ghetto, the Fame Festival, and gallery shows in Milan, Rome, London, and Barcelona. He has
also shown in Los Angeles and Chicago.
We Were Living in the Woods
will run from November 11th – December 30th, with an
opening reception on Thursday, November 11th, from 7:30PM – 10:00PM.
Erica il Cane, is showing in our FIFTY24SF Gallery this November-December, 2010. Erica does a mix of really fine pencil and drawings, and then some really big, impressive murals throughout Europe. Here's a look at some older work . . .
Checkout their work at "Breakin' the Wall":
The artists invited to participate in “Breakin’ the Wall” are prominent representatives world urban art: Mudwig (Bristol), Dem (Milan), Fefe Telavera (San Paulo/Madrid), Vova Vorotniov (Kiev), Escif (Valencia), Erica Il Cane (Bologna), Jiem (Lille), SickBoy (London) and Zosen (Barcelona). Their murals will reflect on the identity and existence of the post-1989 generation, as well as the celebrated anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Even though there was no concrete structure to pull down in Wrocław’s history, it is clear that there will be lots of walls to get rid of in the future. Just as the Berliners struggle with the demons of their history, the residents of Wrocław, marked with their own tempestuous past, will have to face problems to solve as well. World War Two and the post-war times had a powerful impact on the mentality of its citizens. What was – and still is – the city we live in? For young people, Wrocław is a blank sheet – they see the burden of its history as a challenge rather than a liability. If our life is conditioned by the past of the place we live in, then it’s the capital of Lower Silesia that appears to be a perfect place for such a confrontation.
Curators: Joanna Stembalska and Sławek ZBK Czajkowski