"MAGIC FUCKING KINGDOM" January 29- March 6, 2011














"Magic Fucking Kingdom"
The D****Y Show At MF Gallery

MF Gallery: 213 Bond Street (b/w Butler & Baltic) Brooklyn, NY 11217

Most of us remember growing up watching these movies and cartoons.
The lovable anthropomorphic characters accompanied us in our games and imaginations.
Love it or hate it, it is almost impossible to escape this titan's influence.


In honoring the impact these characters have had on our artistic lives, MF Gallery has curated a group show of art that is inspired by Disney's many characters and films.

For the first time ever, MF Gallery has invited this group of Italian artists to show in NYC:

Max Papeschi creates controversial images by juxtaposing smiling cartoon characters with images of war and destruction... He calls his art "Honest Advertising".

Fidia transforms cute characters into lovable anti-heroes. He takes old skateboards- trucks, wheels and all- and carves them into the shapes of the characters, before painting them in acrylics.

Elena Bertoni and Simone Romano are a husband and wife team who collaborate under the name "Anonymous Art". They create both large scale oil paintings in which chartoon characters and symbols appear over wallpaper-like backgrounds, as well as smaller acrylic paintings collaged over old religious texts.

Nicola Alessandrini uses themes from Rennaissance religious art and mixes them with cartoon characters and geometric shapes. He works both on paper and on large scale canvases.

These Italian artists, most of which are regulars at the MF Gallery in Genoa, will be showing for the first time in New York City alongside MF Gallery Artists: Joe Simko, Drew Maillard, Frank Russo & Martina Secondo Russo; as well as Angie Mason, Robert Craig, Emma Louise, Robert Bowen and Jason D'Aquino.

Please join us for the opening party on Saturday, January 29th from 7 to 10 pm. Refreshments will be served and many of the artists will be in attendance. Admission is free and open to all ages. During the opening party, there will also be a film crew working on a documentary about the Pop Surrealist Painter Robert Craig.

The art in this show will be on display until the beginning of March, but MF Gallery will be open by appointment only during this period. Contact Martina or Frank at (917)446-8681 or info@MFgallery.net to make an appointment to visit the gallery. The entire show is also available for viewing and purchasing online at: www.MFgallery.net.

MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond Street, between Butler and Baltic Streets in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn, NY. Take the F or G to Bergen, (Exit at Bergen and Smith, walk 2 blocks east on Bergen. Turn right on Bond. Walk south on Bond for 3 blocks.) the A to Hoyt/ Schermerhorn, (Exit at Schermerhorn and Bond. Walk South on Bond for 8 blocks.) or the R to Union. (Exit at Union and 4th ave. Walk west on Union for 3 blocks. Turn Right on Bond. Walk North on Bond for 4 blocks.)

For more information, to request high resolution images or to set up interviews, please contact Martina Secondo Russo at info@MFgallery.net or (917)446-8681.