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Samuel Lopes


April 1 - April 20, 2006

Opening Reception : March 31, 2006 7-9 pm

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery is pleased to present the first New York solo show by San Francisco-based artist Samuel Lopes. The show, entitiled STICKS will include 20 acrylic paintings on wood hung in tight formation on the walls of the gallery.

The STICKS paintings represent an extensive body of work centered on scenes of communal living, self-sustainability, groupthink and stories of queer radical transformation. The characters Lopes employs shift from fox to boy to girl to cat to country house through their group activities far from the mainland of society. The isolation of this self-made family brings them together in ways that are as often entertaining as they are unsettling. The narrative that runs through the STICKS paintings frequently mirrors Lopes’s own life story, at least in its attempt to articulate ambiguity, placelessness, and redefinition.

Samuel Lopes lives and paints in San Francisco.