November 3rd, 2007 ~ Head Space @ Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
Carmichael Gallery
Image by amayzun
a solo exhibition of paintings by Labrona

Canadian artist Labrona is best known for his extraordinary paintings on freight trains that roll all over the US and Canada. “I’m just a guy that paints trains, does art, doesn’t want a regular nine to five. I use my art as my voice,” he says. “I send my thoughts and emotions on to the railways for people to see…A train yard is like a forever-changing outdoor art gallery.” The hulking thirty-five year old lumberjack from Ottawa has been working for years with many of Canada’s best known graffiti artists and his work has been shown in galleries all over the world. It is only recently, however, that people have really begun to take note of his unique skill, giving him the opportunity to design a new line of hand-crafted skateboards and solo shows in various North America cities. Drawing his inspiration from 80s skate culture, rundown industrial areas, and German Expressionism, Labrona’s fascination with painting heads comes from his desire to convey raw human feeling – “You can tell so much from an expression, the eyes and mouth… there are many different stories within each painting.”
The paintings in HEAD SPACE continue this enthralling narrative exploration.

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 3, 2007
From 7:00 PM – Midnight

Show closes November 15th

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90038
(SW corner of La Brea and Fountain)

The gallery is open
Wednesday through Friday 3:00PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 2:00PM to 7:00PM
and by appointment

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