As I prepare for the performance debut by newest artists PROST (PROSTITUTION), commissioned by the Miami Design District for Site-Specific Performance Series season premier, I am honored and delighted to bring LA to Miami and allow my hometown to be the first to ever experience their work. Join me on Saturday March 21, 2015 at 151 NE 40th ST (former Cartier) with afterparty at Soho House and an artist talk on Sunday at APT606.
It is with great pleasure, Natology presents the first Miami x LA project of 2015. Miami is home. It is the place that raised, taught, and opened my first studio and gallery doors. Since arriving in 2003, I have been a part of the Magic City’s incredible transformation. We’ve rolled up our sleeves, collaborated, created, and collectively developed the city into a destination for art, culture, music, and fashion. For me, it all started in the Miami’s Design District. From being a gallery assistant at Bitforms Gallery to opening FriendsWithYou’s first flagship to curating and producing fundraisers for CP+B, this is the neighborhood that made me. Thank you to Dacra and the Miami Design District for your consistent support and inspiration.
LOS ANGELES, CA — Natology is honored to announce this forthcoming exhibition by Millie Brown.
Rainbow Body, presented by Nicole Ehrlich and curated by Nathaly Charria is the fourth solo exhibition by Millie Brown. An evolution of Brown’s most recognized performance work, Rainbow Body surveys the artist’s new home in Los Angeles. On view April 10 - 23, 2015 at 8473 Melrose Place, LA 90069.
Developed from the artist’s iconic yet non-traditional methods of painting from the inside-out, Rainbow Body presents a post-contemporary study on abstract expressionism within a California palette.
Using almond milk, food coloring, stomach and hands, Brown creates aesthetically whimsical paintings with a deep underlining of raw human emotion. Each piece tells the story of the Los Angeles sky, its past and its present, its light and its dark.
Viewing the body as a vessel for spiritual practice, Brown pushes her physical and mental boundaries to reach a state of enlightenment from which creative expression and healing derives.
Rooted in Tibetan Buddhist theology, Rainbow Body is the phenomenon of viewing spiritual transcendence from a third person perspective. Rainbow Body is based on three wisdoms, representing the three categories of paintings: ground, presence, and energy.
OPENING RECEPTION with FLAUNT MAGAZINE.
THURSDAY APRIL 9, 2015 | 7:30PM - 10PM
LOS ANGELES / FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2014 / 7PM-10PM / 649 S Anderson, Downtown LA.
This evening MARS (Museum as Retail Space) presents I’m in A Story, the gallery’s inaugural exhibition and Raúl de Nieves first solo show in Los Angeles. His work spans intricate figurative sculpture and painting, ornamental shoes and garments, multimedia performance and live music, with frequent references to high fashion, nightlife, Catholic symbolism, Mexican folklore, and fairy tales.
I’m in A Story continues the narrative of de Nieves and Colin Self's critically acclaimed chamber opera The Fool, a mystical allegorical journey centered around a mother, a child, an old women, and a dog/fool (played by de Nieves). The exhibition brings to life the precious relationship between the dog/fool character and the old woman character:
Old woman, you have lived a very beautiful life and Its time to let go of fear. Fear
only brings you farther from the self. With the loss of fear one can be a
wandering spirit, and soon will choose where the spirit is to go. Your old body
and brain are not eternal, but your soul is.
Old woman why are you shaking why do you shake when you close your eyes
you’re not awake
fear not your body leaving you, for it is not your soul
my spirit wanders body to body, we’re on a journey
you must continue on
Do not be afraid, by giving me a chance to help you will have me by your side at
The body I have is light as a feather
you have given me a chance to continue with greater knowledge
to always be thinking with generosity, ethics, patience, diligence and most of all
The message you have brought to me only makes me wiser.