Charlie James Gallery is pleased to present the second gallery solo exhibition of LA-based artist Michelle Andrade titled Kind of Blue. In conjunction with the gallery exhibition, the gallery will be celebrating the launch of The Michelle Andrade Story, the artist’s first full catalog release, featuring an essay by LA-based artist and professor Annetta Kapon.
In her second gallery solo exhibition, Michelle will debut a series of seven acrylic-on- linen paintings that extend her text-based drawings into new figural ground. The work retains the poetic and diaristic qualities of Andrade’s earlier Notebook drawing series, commingling the mundane, the poetic, and the confessional amidst a swirl of brightly colored, nostalgic graphic forms. In addition to the paintings, Andrade will debut two new screenprint editions developed with LA-based Gray Area Print, and two ink on paper drawings.
Michelle Andrade (b 1972, Los Angeles) earned her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA at the Otis Institute in Los Angeles. Andrade has exhibited in LA, Miami, Toronto, Houston, Dallas, Aspen, and Chicago. Her work has been covered in the Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Wallpaper Magazine and the Huffington Post. She is represented by Charlie James Gallery and lives and works in Los Angeles.