Spinello Presents Farley Aguilar’s "Americana" Solo Exhibition at New Space West of Wynwood
Opening Reception Saturday, September 8, 7 PM â€“ 12 AM
2930 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33127.
Spinello Projects announces the opening of its new gallery tonight, Saturday, September 8th, 2012. Located West of Wynwood, the two-floor converted 1940’s warehouse is destined to become the new playground for unorthodox and experimental artists. Spinello Projects’ highly anticipated 3,000 square-foot space will enable an enriched program â€” progressing the gallery’s primary mission of initiating groundbreaking change in Miami’s cultural landscape and beyond. To inaugurate the expansion, Spinello Projects presents a solo exhibition by Nicaraguan self-taught painter Farley Aguilar, Americana, running September 8th to October 6th, 2012. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.
Americana features a suite of ink on mylar paintings which depict the struggle of the American psyche. Aguilar explains, "There is a very tense relationship between individuals and the society, community, or subculture they belong to. Even though the paintings are dated by a historical period, they show traces of their past and point to the future." Characters are awkward, grotesque and disfigured; many times a violent act has just happened or is about to occur. Elements of classical mythology are selectively inserted throughout Aguilarâ€™s work, nodding to stylistic modes of German Expressionism.
Aguilarâ€™s work communicates sensations of danger, dread and emotional volatility filtered through the psychological wavelengths of the â€˜mob mentalityâ€™. "American culture is obsessed with violence and the images in this new body of work reflect this notion," states Aguilar. "Violence is a clear eruption of frustration, fear and anxiety within an American moral, conservative, psyche that explodes in terror when confronted with the unknown."
In a constant state of searching for truth, Aguilar highlights the possibilities of attaining ultimate knowledge: like Faust, enlightenment leads to self-destruction while ignorance remains blissful. His colors and subjects reflect the full scale of human mortality, destined for a glorious demise.
Exhibition runs Saturday, September 8 through Saturday, October 6, 2012.