The Cardi Black Box Gallery in Milan will showcase a 17-work solo exhibition by French artist Nicolas Pol, his first in Italy. The exhibition also marks the first collaboration between Nicolo Cardi and art dealer Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld.
Entitled "After Modern Vermin Control," the show considers mice, rats, insects, and other pests as symbols for the "nuisances that threaten the progression of human society." Pol combines silkscreen, oils, and acrylics to create massive pieces that reference various art styles and periods, with influences from graffiti and street art. With pieces measuring over 6-feet-wide and very intense colors and graphics, Pol's work delivers each reference (referred to as "vulgar clichĂ©s") loudly and unapologetically. The exhibition opens October 14 and will show through December 15. For more information check out the Cardi Black Box website.