Erica Il Cane’s “We Were Living In the Woods” @ FIFTY24SF Gallery

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We can’t wait for this one. Erica Il Cane, the great Italian muralist, street artist, and fine artist, is coming to San Francisco to show at FIFTY24SF Gallery on November 11th. Even the name of the show, We Were Living In the Woods, sounds pretty cool.

A little bit from the press release: “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.”

November 11th – December 30th, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 11th, from 7:30PM – 10:00PM

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FIFTY24SF Gallery presents ‘We Were Living in the Woods’ new work by Erica il Cane

Posted by FIFTY24SF Gallery

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
States.
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.

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