Vernissage – “Gol Carajo!”
October 22 – 6pm at Station 16 Gallery
Exhibition – Oct. 22 – Nov. 5
Please join us for the vernissage of Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo’s latest work “Gol Carajo!” highlighting the theme of soccer (football). Cavolo will be on hand.
The vernissage will take place Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 6pm to 9 pm, followed by an after-party at the Burgundy Lion from 10 pm to 3am, featuring DJ Psychology.
Montreal, October 14, 2014 – Pub Burgundy Lion & Station 16 present the vernissage of Ricardo Cavolo’s latest work “Gol Carajo!” on October 22, from 6pm to 9pm, at Station 16 Gallery.
The exhibition, running from October 22 to November 5, will highlight thirteen new soccer-themed (football) pieces of art. For this exhibit, Pub Burgundy Lion has also created a limited edition clothing collection featuring Cavolo’s artwork. A soccer scarf, t-shirt and sweatshirt will be available for sale at Station 16 and Pub Burgundy Lion, while quantities last. This is not the first artist collaboration for Pub Burgundy Lion, long-time supporters of the arts. 20 pieces of original art, commissioned by Montreal artists, hang in the Little Burgundy establishment. Artist collaborations have also played a role in their Pitch Festival – an event dedicated to the arts and culture of the world of soccer.
Ricardo Cavolo is a Spanish artist and illustrator now based in Brighton, UK. His bright and bold art is a means of storytelling, depicting misfit characters in Frida Kahlo-esque folk art tones. His style mixes tattoo culture, religious imagery, nautical themes, and South American flora, using traditional techniques and materials such as watercolours, inks and acrylics. He has created murals and has exhibited across the globe, from Paris to Moscow to Hong Kong, and has also participated in the 2013 edition of MURAL Festival. A fervid fan of soccer, Cavolo has even had a mural commissioned by FC Barcelona.
Ricardo Cavolo will be on hand at the vernissage to talk to media about his work and his love of soccer. An after-party featuring local DJ, DJ Psychology, will take place at Pub Burgundy Lion from 10pm to 3am.
About Station 16
Station 16 is located on St. Laurent Street in downtown Montreal, and showcases the work of local and international graffiti and street artists. Operating for a decade as a respected print shop, the gallery opened its doors to the public in June 2013, in conjunction with Montreal’s first MURAL Festival. It has now become the go-to place for street art acquisition and information. Station 16 Gallery has exhibited the works of many local Montreal artists such as Stikki Peaches, En Masse and Alan Ganev, as well as Parisian artists Le Diamantaire, Kashink and 123Klan.
About Pub Burgundy Lion
Opened in the summer of 2008, Pub Burgundy Lion is located in Little Burgundy, an old working-class neighbourhood, steeped in history. Its goal is to blend a traditional British pub with a modern lounge bar and to offer a unique twist on British pub cuisine, with the highest quality product in food, drink, service, and ambiance. It is home to the largest Whisky collection in Quebec with more than 400 varieties. Pub Burgundy Lion places great emphasis on the importance of community, organizing charity events such as the “Goal” soccer tournament and the “Angry Animals” golf tournament each year. Over the last three years, these events have raised over $150,000.00, 100 per cent of which has been donated to local Montreal charities.