Opening Jan 12 2019, 6PM
Exhibitions will run until Feb 09 2019
In his third solo exhibit, Joel Vega explores the rituals of grief and remembrance that borders on fetishism and nostalgia. Expanding his core materials of early 19th century portraits which are embroidered, combined or photo-transferred, to baked polymer clay, found objects, stitched puppets and boxes, the result is an intriguing treasure trove that is whimsical and emphatic. Devoted, ultimately, is a forthright exploration of memory and its links to sentiment, obsessive recall and personal devotion.
Gene Paul Martin
Gene Paul Martin’s genre-defying solo exhibit collides virtual excess with worldly ephemera collectively deemed as existence, deftly toggling between abstraction and representational devices to confound the mind and the eye from mere cognition, strongly creating undefinable worlds only imaginative painting could bring. Martin provides us a slipping glimpse of a world of interstitiality, a contemporaneous condition of everywhere and nowhere, inbetweenness, always beginning and never ending, entering and leaving at the same time, simultaneous, infinite. Improvised Exits is a paean to the impossibility of remaining human within a culture of systems and technology expressed consciensiously here through the distinct practice of painting, a so-called zombie medium using liquefied pigments modulated accordingly with mechanical yet random gestures on flat supports, an unpredictable conjuring and improvisation of the unknown, a triumphant exit from the chains of convention and the trap of compromise.
Words by Arvin Flores
In her first solo exhibition, Krista Nogueras examines human responses through the cycle of “sensitization and desensitization.” Through ceramics and sculpture drawn from primordial forms, Nogueras attempts to create an environment where one becomes heavily sensitive to a specific situation; responding to a stimuli drawn from our perception of images. The artist devises predictable shifts in the emotional and bodily responses of the viewers and thus, allowing them to connect this total experience into how the mind and the body react to anxiety, forcing them to confront the trepidation and chaos through familiarity.
Words by Gwen Bautista