Charmaine Olivia is part artist, part internet celebrity, and it is no surprise that many fans and followers alike filled Shooting Gallery in San Francisco for her latest show “Ritual” which explores the themes of magic and earth energies within a series of imagined females from a mythology of the artist’s own creation. Olivia seems to have captured her design aesthetic in everything from studio styled installations, the clothes she wears, and in the dark muses that adorn the gallery walls.
Having the good fortune to know the artist closely, we spent the better part of three days helping to put “Ritual” together with Charmaine, her dear friend Lizzy, boyfriend Joe, our own Lyrica Glory, with others.
On opening night the first 50 to enter the gallery received a limited edition print, which drew a crowd that wrapped around the block of the gallery. Sales were strong and the crowd was constant… overall the night was a complete success.
Enjoy these photos of the setup, the show, and Charmaine.
– Michael Cuffe – Photographer and Editor in Chief for Warholian
Ritual will be on display from January 14-February 4, 2012
For more on Ritual at Shooting Gallery, and to find out which works are still available visit: http://www.ShootingGallerySF.com
To keep up to date on Charmaine and her projects visit: http://www.CharmaineOlivia.com