Preview: Erica il Cane's "We Were Living In the Woods" at FIFTY24SF GalleryJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 02 Nov 2010
As were were mentioning on the site yesterday, there is a talented group of European muralists and street painters slowly making their way across the Atlantic to show in the States. Italian fine artist and muralist, Erica il Cane, will have a solo exhibition, "We Were Living In the Woods," at FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco opening November 11.
Along with a group of extremely successful European artists who are taking street art to a new level of execution and presentation (off the top of our heads, this group includes Blu, Escif, Sam3, and San), the Bologna-based and fine art trained Erica il Cane gained international recognition for his multi-story animal pieces on the sides of buildings throughout Europe. The pieces seem to tell a story, using animals as a metaphor for the very basic human responses to war, conflict, and to a certain extent, animal rights. Most of the work seems to have an existential feel to it.
As Erica told Juxtapoz earlier this year, "What I try to do is simply tell stories through these images. My drawings only look still; in every one there's a hidden little story that I had to tell."
"We Were Living In the Woods" at FIFTY24SF Gallery features works on paper and on-site installations.
Erica Il Cane
We Were Living in the Woods
November 11th – December 30th
Opening reception on Thursday, November 11th, from 7:30PM – 10:00PM
San Francisco, Califorina