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"Piel que llora"
09.29.2022 - 01.15.2023 2023
Mauricio Villarreal Garza



Mauricio Villarreal's work is populated by ethereal beings that escape any intention of holding them. Their bodies—sometimes discernible, other times barely hinted at—are made of the same stuff as memories and dreams. It is a translucent blanket that can be passed through and touched, but not trapped, like a wisp of smoke or the steam left behind after a hot shower. These ethereal characters are self-portraits in different times and perspectives of the artist's life, since they originate from experiences and the exploration of the subconscious. Furthermore, the characters act as archetypes of social conditions, human behaviors and common fears.

For Mauricio Villarreal, art has the potential for emotional healing. The painting functions as a threshold of access to a spiritual reality that manifests itself in the memory, desires and state of mind of both the creator and the viewer who finds a bond of empathy in the work. "Piel que llora" (Crying Skin) is an exhibition that refers to the act of somatizing that uncomfortable feeling that is not expressed. Eczema is a skin condition that sometimes results from suppressing disturbing emotions. For the artist, the act of painting generates a space for meditation to unload the contained energy in a non-verbal medium. In the works, this energy is presented in a careful, reserved and introspective way. In formal terms, the series of paintings maintains a concise color palette, tending toward monochromatic harmony, as well as a sober, synthetic composition.

The body of work that makes up “Piel que Llora” (Crying Skin) suggests a space of empathy that is possible when experiencing vulnerability, helplessness, and oppression, and the way in which art can be a tool to make wounds conscious and thus heal them.

Mauricio lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico.


PLAYLIST: "Nostalgia" Hugo Robledo






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ARRITMIA
08.18 - 09.18.2022
Rodrigo Echeverria + Hugo Robledo


An arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat. This title refers to life and poses a metaphor about the act of painting. The painting, being fixed, would be a momentary interruption in the flow of life.

The heart is a valve that regulates the rhythm of life. It is also a room, since it has cavities that fill and empty in a cyclical manner.

The way in which each of the painters works is situated in opposite places. In Rodrigo´s case, the act of painting originates from the observation of reality and is transferred to pictorial thought, that is, from the outside in. In Hugo´s case, his work arises from the construction of visual-spatial thinking towards the tangible object. It would be the reverse operation, from the inside to the outside.




PSYCHIC SYMPHONY
JESI JORDAN


Retired psychic turned self taught painter, Jesi Jordan reveals where spirits linger. How does a psychic retire from seeing things ? Spirits still follow her and she captures them as they linger around the crevices of each ripe flower pedal and harness deep inside the bosom of the earth.

Psychic forms are plucked from the air and then painted into solid form. Inside you’ll see each flower has its own symphony being sung.

The lily raises her neck and sings her seeds to slumber, as they plunge into the heart of the flower, birthing new life at her every hum.

Pollen rains down on swan songs as the earth’s hair blows kisses. Each strand blooms a staff that holds the tune of her love notes.

Soft silhouettes caress the bleeding rays of the sun above the singing orange tree.

A harmony of painted sounds depicting the fruit of the spirit.




CLEPSIDRA
Carolina Fusilier
Nov - March, 2022

I watched the images of a new body of work develop throughout this past portion of the pandemic (Spring/Summer 2021) when we were settled in our little isolation bubble by the sea. We lived by 2 types of time, one connected to the ocean rhythms, and the other to our globally synced devices, which kept us at work, though internet and electricity would often fail.

CLEPSIDRA is an nocturnal water clock used after the sun sets when sundials become ineffective. The scenes from Carolina’s paintings take place in magic hour or before sunrise, after insomnia prevails and light gradients begin to bleed through the other side. When the banality of interiors begin to perform a light show in the living room and faint traces meet sensitive eyes not yet accustomed for color so they appear unnatural, of another planet.

Through windows and doorways, reflected off glass orbs, the constant presence of the ocean is in the background, as present as our devices in the foreground, touch screens that keep us in with machine-predictable gestures of anxious human hands. Correspondences sent towards abstracted cities that feel so distant from this island.C waits for the arrival of a response. The seconds hand fluid or ticking?

Miko Revereza, November 2021


“It’s like ignoring the fire in the kitchen because we’re in the dining room, Lauren explains to her father in an apocalyptic novel by Octavia Butler. I’m falling asleep, closing the book and putting my phone on airplane mode. My pedagogical devices accompany the routine ubiquitously. They float with their imminent red and blue microlights. There are no calendars here, just the occasional illegal and poorly made clepsydra.”

Text taken from the correspondences the artist wrote to different friends during the process of Clepsidra. The answers were printed in the form of a poster that is offered to the public and accompanies the exhibition. Includes texts by Ana Gallardo, Catalina León, Eduardo Navarro, Laura Petrecca and Lucia Hinojosa.

Carolina Fusilier (Buenos Aires, 1985) lives and works between Mexico and Argentina. Through her multidiscipli nary approach she explores human-landscape connections within intuitive narratives of the future.

www.carolinafusilier.com




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2019
DEC 05 to 08 — NADA, Miami
NOV 08 to 10 — F-A-M-A, Monterrey
APR 30 to SEP 01 – Trámite, Querétaro