Here is the official press release for this Friday’s show. A HUGE thanks to Kelly Shibari for all her help with promoting this show!!! If you need any PR work, she is the one to do it!! Contact her!
Carlos Batts & April Flores Announce Free, Intimate Art Exhibit Opening at Studio Servitu on Friday, July 29
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Los Angeles, CA — Monday, July 25, 2011 – The artist/muse team of Carlos Batts and April Flores have decided to invite the public to a very intimate look at their lives through the announcement of a free photography and art exhibit, to be held at downtown Los Angeles’ Studio Servitu on Friday, July 29th.
Carlos Batts will be exhibiting work from his series of non-digital photography collages, an ongoing series that originated from mixed media collages as well as a creative approach to darkroom techniques. The exhibit will feature Batts’ abstract cubist photography, a style which can also be seen in his film making productions.
A brief glimpse into Batts’ art photography collages can be seen on youtube.com/cbattsfly, a response to years of inquiries as to whether or not his work was made on Photoshop. Batts, who constructs one-of-a-kind negatives to produce each unique print, has embraced incorporating digital technology in his creative process, which is evident in his new film Artcore, which was shot entirely on the Kodak Zi8 and is now available on tlacult.com.
April Flores, best known for being a muse and model to artists, directors and photographers around the world, has recently stepped behind the camera to document herself during a difficult time in her life. As a way to deal with the physical and emotional pain of her recent miscarriage, April turned the camera on herself as a cathartic way to cope and grow from the experience. More about Flores’ photography series can be seen at her blog at http://fattyd.com/blog/2011/07/05/diary-of-my-miscarriage/. April Flores will be exhibiting this series of deeply personal self-portraits in conjunction with new photo-collages by Batts.
More information about the exhibition can be seen at http://twitter.com/fatty_d, http://fattyd.com and http://carlosbatts.com .
Although the exhibition is free to the public, visitors are asked to RSVP for the event, which will be from 7pm to 11pm at downtown Los Angeles art/dungeon space Studio Servitu, located at 800 McGarry Street, LA, CA 90021.
Reservations to be placed on the guest list can be made by contacting Studio Servitu at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all media and interview inquiries, please contact Kelly@ThePRSMGroup.com.