Freegums – Alvaro Alvaro Ilizarbe ABRACADABRA October 16th
A solo exhibition by Alvaro Ilizarbe
Opening Friday October 16th from 7-10pm
at Medicine Agency Gallery
1262 Mason Street (corner of Mason & Jackson Street)
San Francisco, CA 94108
Medicine Agency is excited to present a solo exhibition by artist Alvaro Ilizarbe, entitled ‘ABRACADABRA’. The show explores the magical and often devilry world of dieties. For the exhibition, Ilizarbe has painted large wooden masks that depict the realm of the gods and the supernatural. The characters represented are gods that live among us and have influence over things that happen in the present. These immortal deities have personalities and possess desires, and emotions similar to those of humans. The imagery, both enchanting and disturbing, is painted with finely tuned lines in black & white. Ilizarbe’s endless creativity and attention to detail are evident in these powerful and eerie masks.
Alvaro Ilizarbe was born in Peru, and later moved to Miami. He is the creator of the clothing label Freegums, which has been internationally featured in art shows, boutiques and publications.