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Anno Domini presents...

"META" a solo exhibition by Bruno 9li
feauring new works and a site-specific installation


Bruno 9Li (São Paulo, Brazil) returns to Anno Domini on August 1st, 2008 for his second solo exhibit in the United States. META, the title of 9Li's follow up exhibition to Mysterium Tremendum (2007), is a reflection on its Greek origin relating to the concept of "beyond." What lies beyond the perceptible reality that we share in our day to day lives? What follows our existence here on Earth? Bruno continues his process of drawing as a means of contemplative action while these ideas flow through him and into the art. He pulls his inspiration from the themes of spiritism, metaphysics, ovnis (UFOs) and exotic, aquatic plants and animals.

His figurative works are a synthesis of these alternative realities. Bruno elaborates, "They represent entities sharing spiritual experiences: animals that have combined with aquatic plants, beings that see through futuristic glasses – perhaps a metaphor for the kind of vision that sees a reality beyond what our senses perceive, the kind of sight considered sacred, given to us on earth to help us gain insight into our place in the cosmos."

Artist's Reception: First Friday, August 1, 2008
8pm til late, free and open to the public
Live music by Panthelion

Exhibit on view through September 20, 2008

View photos from Bruno 9li's "META" exhibit installation:
set 1 | set 2

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Tuesday through Friday, noon - 7 p.m.
Saturday, noon - 5 p.m.

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Following Anno Domini's presentation of "Mysterium Tremendum," 9li's U.S. debut solo exhibit in 2007, Bruno has received solo exhibitions in Barcelona, Spain and São Paulo, Brazil. He is currently in the museum exhibition "Transfer" at the Museu Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre, which features over 100 Brazilian and U.S. artists "who use the streets to express, created their own means of communication, distribution networks and aesthetic values," alongside urban culture mavericks Mark Gonzalez, Herbert Baglione, Thomas Campbell, Cheryl Dunn, KAWS, Chris Johanson, Spike Jonze and Craig R. Stecyk III. (On view through September 08.)

Striking a chord with fine art aficionados, high-end designers and visionary fashionistas, 9li's art has been on the covers of numerous magazines: Zupi-Brazil, Amelia's Magazine-UK, J-People-Germany and a monograph book published by Rojo-Spain as well as featured content within the pages of many more including GQ-Munich, Marie Claire Deco-Greece, Upower-China, Wonderland-Denmark, IN Magazine-Chile, Juxtapoz - US and Modern Magazine-Spain. A special project highlight for Bruno was having his art as the featured graphic element of an entire winter collection (debuted at São Paulo Fashion Week January 2008) for the Brazilian fashion brand Ellus 2nd Floor, one of the largest and most conceptual fashion brands in Brazil.

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Saturdays Noon-5 p.m.
additional hours by appointment

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