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PRESS RELEASE TRAVESS SMALLEY RENDERED AURA 18 November 2011 - 6 January 2012 Opening Reception: Friday 18 November, 2011 - from 7pm to 9pm

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COMUNICATO STAMPA TRAVESS SMALLEY RENDERED AURA 18 Novembre, 2011 - 6 Gennaio, 2012 Opening Reception: Venerdi 18 Novembre, 2011 - dalle ore 19.00 alle ore 21.00

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Travess Smalley, Rendered Aura  

Travess Smalley, Rendered Aura, solo exhibition from November 18th 2011 until January 6th 2012 at Gloria Maria Gallery, Via Watt 32, Milan