Here’s what you need to know about Italian artist Erica il Cane.
For one thing, that’s just a moniker. It means “Eric the Dog.”
More importantly, he has an exhibit of work opening tonight at 218 Fillmore St. And we’re pretty excited to see it.
Erica is known primarily for making murals, which are often huge. They’ve popped up on buildings throughout Europe, not to mention far-flung locales like Palestine, Nicaragua, and Los Angeles. Here’s one he did in a small town in Italy:
But Erica works on a smaller scale, too, making finely-detailed drawings and stop-motion animations. His work often features animals like mice, rabbits, and frogs in very human-ish poses and situations — wearing suits, playing the piano, pondering, committing crimes, and the like.
For “We Were Living in the Woods,” his exhibit opening tonight, Erica has assembled both works on paper and on-site installations. In addition, since arriving in SF a few days ago, he cranked out a mural above (and around) the Upper Playground store on Fillmore:
Tonight’s opening reception run from 7:30 to 10pm, and the exhibit will be open Wednesdays thru Sundays until December 19th. This is only Erica’s second solo show in the U.S. (Los Angeles got him in 2009), so it’s definitely a special event. Don’t miss it!