BRAVE SOULS ILLUMINATE LA 11.11.09

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FIFTY24 LA presents new works by NYC artist Maria “TOOFLY” Castillo November 11 through January 4, 2009 // OPENING RECEPTION: November 11, 2009 7-9:30 P.M. FIFTY24LA Gallery // 125 East 6 St. // Los Angeles, Ca 90014// 415.252.9144 http://www.upperplayground.com

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For Immediate Release 10.30.09 Contact Info: Gabriella Davi-Khorasanee, 415.252.0144×118 Gabriella@UpperPlayground.com

Upper Playground and Fifty24LA Gallery Present “Brave Souls Illuminate” A Collection of New Works by Maria “Toofly” Castillo Maria “Toofly” Castillo is a painter and illustrator from New York. Growing up Queens, Toofly immersed herself in graffiti culture and developed her own knack for handstyles and unique “around the way girl” characters. “Brave Souls Illuminate” is a re-mix of new, and existing works that showcase Toofly’s growth as young woman drawing and writing on the walls to a mature well respected fine artist, designer, and visual arts producer. Her existing works takes you on a journey of a self proclaimed, “around the way girl” using hard and fluid lines, handstyles, and self confidence to declare a spot in NYC’s graffiti subculture dominated by men, and fierce attitude. Her new works re-introduce the shades of grey that originally helped her pull in the raw emotions she grew up with, and surfaces new and improved. As she travels to reconnect time and space, the new pieces not only feel and look more mature, yet bring you back to the core of her spirit: ”A brave being who looks to shine bright unapologetic from the inside out!” ”Brave Souls Illuminate” features new works and an installation on display at FIFTY24LA Gallery from November 11 – January 4, 2009.

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