Sunday, September 06, 2009

At The Carmichael Gallery, LA

Check out this great video featuring The London Police, promoting their upcoming LA show "Brothers in Arms", which opens Thursday 10 September at The Carmichael Galley.

“Brothers in Arms” is a celebration of The London Police’s ten year anniversary. The show will feature works on canvases, a photographic montage, a site-specific installation and a short film documenting the artists’ creative process. The show’s title reflects both the film (a social experiment about personal space and the artistic and private challenges presented while handcuffed to another person) and the brotherly friendship of partners Chaz and Bob, who have withstood a decade of adventures around the world to present their most focused and exciting body of work yet.

This new series of boldly monochromatic pieces pay homage to the city of angels and the classic films of their childhood, such as “Back to the Future” and “Star Wars”. Recognizable imagery is integrated into the symbolic London Police world of smiling characters and futuristic cityscapes. Building upon successful shows in London and Amsterdam during the spring, the collective’s synthesis of high and low culture in “Brothers in Arms” allows for a greater conversation of aesthetics, psychology and globalization.

Sneak Peek: The London Police at Carmichael Gallery
The London Police, by Carmichael Gallery

The Carmichael Galley have uploaded some sneak preview images from the forthcoming show over on the gallery flickr site.