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Lucio Carvalho

June 10-July 2, 2004
Reception Thursday June 10 7-9pm

LACDA is excited to introduce Brazilian artist Lucio Carvalho in his premiere exhibition in the United States. As a child Lucio's father objected to his obsession with art making and consequently he did all of his drawing beneath the dining table. The series is a return to his childhood practice featuring twelve masterfully rendered portraits of the artist's relatives seated at the table surrounded by all of their important objects of life. Each is a wild and sensual world as seen by the imagination of the little artist at work below. The images form a circle around the gallery as a large interconnected table hinting at the look of "The Last Supper" attended by party of sexy-trashy hipsters from Rio.

The pieces are created with a combination of digital imaging, and paint software seamlessly integrated to create complex works that could be described as hyper-slick or ultra-real. An extraordinary talent and technician, the stylized beauty of his art is nothing short of astonishing.