Viewing Schedule for Axel Void's solo exhibition "Nobody"
Doors open at 7pm, Film starts at 8pm.
5/26 - Thursday
5/28 - Saturday
6/2 - Thursday
6/4 - Saturday
“Nobody” is a show based on the life of Alvie Morris. A few years ago I painted a mural in Atlanta using a random portrait image I found on the internet as reference. I received an email from a man claiming to be the subject of the original photo months later, after the wall had been published in a magazine. A woman had recognized the likeness of her brother, Alvie. This was Alvie Morris, the person I had painted. Alvie and I kept in touch, and together thought of making a film about him. “Nobody” takes place in Oakland, California.
Alvie Morris was born on October 2, 1970 in Tulare, the middle of California’s Central Valley. His father was a non-religious, alcoholic farmer, and mother a devout Jehovah's Witness housewife. He was interested in music at a young age, and moved to San Francisco when he was 24. Like his father, Alvie struggled with alcohol. For the past 5 years Alvie has been sober, and spends most of his time playing music, practicing photography, working at a butcher shop, and taking care of his niece, Zoe, the center of his world.
This show is comprised of the documentary film “Nobody”, a bust, and a series of paintings that portray his life as a precedent in paying homage to mundanity and quotidian life. A tribute to everyday people.
The exhibition takes place at our pop up gallery at 222 Broadway St. in Downtown Oakland.