Birds are Terrifying Creatures

Birds are Terrifying Creatures

Nicholas Di Genova

From September 5th to September 30th
Opening September 7th, 2007 from 7-10pm

Birds are Terrifying Creatures marks Nicholas Di Genova’s triumphant return to Toronto, following up on a successful solo exhibition in NYC and an acquisition by the Whitney Museum of American Art. The exhibition at LE will feature a number of his signature paintings of creatures on mylar, and a series of intricately drawn works on paper. Uniting illustrative drawing, delicate colour work, and an immaculately detailed narrative structure, Di Genova has caught the attention of major collectors and institutions, and established himself as one of Toronto’s leading emerging artists.

Nicholas Di Genova has garnered all levels of press in Canada, including reviews in Canadian Art Magazine, The Globe and Mail and The National Post. Internationally, he has been featured in media from Brazil, France, Germany, Taiwan and the United States. His work has shown at Art Fairs and galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Spain, Singapore, London and Berlin, including “Future Species”, curated by David Liss at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. He also appears in publications from Austria, Australia, Canada, Germany, and the United States.

LE and Di Genova will be releasing a series of 6 prints as part of the exhibition. Each image from “The 528 Fiercest Creatures in the Animal Kingdom” presents 88 portraits of a distinct class of animals. Contact Director Wil Kucey at wil@le-gallery.ca for details.