Ivory Serra and Shelter Serra
"Atmosphere"
Exhibition: April 25 through May 23, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 25th, 7 to 10 pm


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“In an increasingly dynamic world filled with over-consumption, starvation, debt, terrorism, and a laundry list of
other issues, art stands as a reminder that the communication and understanding of our surroundings through the
objects we encounter defines our experiences and creates the reality we live in.” ­– Shelter Serra

New York based artists Ivory and Shelter Serra will pervade Fuse Gallery with sculptures, prints and a
floor-to-ceiling photographic installation. This impressive collection of artwork depicts Americana —
cultural objects, American flags, old airfields, and abandoned streets. Critiquing advertising and mass
consumerism, the Serra brothers transform products of consumption into images and objects of aesthetic
contemplation.

Ivory Serra is a freelance photographer. He started as an assistant to photography heavyweights like
Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger, Martin Schoeller, Antoine Verglas and Peter Beard. He was the in-house
photographer for Alleged Gallery, documenting the artists and artwork showed there. His photographs
have been published in several magazines including Rolling Stone, Revolver, Newsweek, ID and Time,
as well as in the books Hip Hop Immortals, the Beautiful Losers exhibition book and most recently his
monogram, The Serra Effect.

Shelter Serra is a multi-media artist. He has participated in group shows both nationally
and internationally including venues such as Alleged Gallery, Renwick Gallery, and Bravin Lee Gallery in
New York and Space 1026 in Philadelphia. He has had solo exhibitions throughout Japan, New York City
and San Francisco.

“Atmosphere,” artwork by Ivory and Shelter Serra runs April 25 through May 23, 2009, at Fuse Gallery,
93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F), NYC, NY. The opening reception, on Saturday
April 25th, from 7 to 10 pm, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Fuse Gallery at
212.777.7988 or fusegall@fusegallerynyc.com.