ART & CULTURE CENTER OF HOLLYWOOD: 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL – 33020
SOLO DEBUT: Farley Aguilar | “Ulf”
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 26th, 6-9pm
Spinello Gallery is proud to announce a new addition to the Spinello family, Farley Aguilar. Aguilar’s debut solo exhibition, “Ulf,” features a suite of paintings hosted by the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood (1650 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL – 33020) on Friday, March 26th, 6-9pm.
Farley Aguilar paintings are based on a character Aguilar conjured up and refers to as “Ulf.” “Ulf” is an old Norse term for wolf and it’s also a common male name in Scandinavia and Germany. The series tracks the rise and fall of this creature/character, from his supernatural origins (The witches casting a spell to the full moon) to his destruction by his own followers.
The artist in these works, explores people’s need to create fantasy in order to deal with the fact that they are simply pawns of fate. The nature of life and death are truly mysteries that are not understood. The symbol of the wolf is significant because they are thought of as loners – many ancient culture’s myths are based on insights gleaned from the wolf’s wandering nature. Another notable source of inspiration for Aguilar are artists like Ingmar Bergman and Dostoevsky, who blend reality with dreams, magic, and horror in order to explore what is beneath our standard social reality.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 26th, 2010 / Exhibition through April 25th, 2010.
Spinello Gallery prides itself in exhibiting intelligent works of art in every medium by contemporary local Miami emerging artists. Spinello Gallery has become the playground for unorthodox and experimental artists who don’t easily fit into the confines of the traditional gallery space. Spinello Gallery is steadily making headway in the Miami Art Scene and beyond becoming a contender in the Art World.