Carlos Cabeza New Works at Novemberâ€™s Second Saturday Gallery Walk
November 12 from 7-10p.m.
O. Ascanio Gallery
2600 NW Second Avenue
Wynwood Arts District
Carlos Cabeza Returns To Miami To Debut New Works At O. Ascanio Gallery
A year after his successful Miami show, contemporary Venezuelan artist Carlos Cabeza prepares to wow local art lovers with his latest creation, â€œConscious Paintingâ€ â€“ a series of stream- ofâ€“conscious paintings, drawings and decoupages.
The solo-exhibition, made up of 28 works, will be on display from November 3 to November 20 with an opening reception on November 3, and presented during Novemberâ€™s Second Saturday Gallery Walk on November 12.
â€œConscious Paintingâ€ made its European debut in Paris in the Cappelini showroom and Atelier 7 (Picassoâ€™s workroom in 1912) with rave reviews. His Rhythmic Paintings exhibit in Miami last year, which was well-received by art critics, helped catapult O. Ascanio Gallery to be among the more respected galleries in Wynwood.
Cabeza, who is Paris-based and whose works were featured in Capelliniâ€™s retrospective catalog titled: â€œThis is Not a Catalog, This is Historyâ€, said that this collection is much more â€œintimateâ€ than past works.
â€œI insisted on working with less complicated dimensions and a much slower conscious creative process that spanned a year,â€ said Cabeza. â€œI was working in a dimension of realization that lies between the mind and the interactive world.â€
Precious a 32â€ x 42â€ black and white painting made up of ebbless sequential patterns, depicts a womanâ€™s bust wrapped in a fur. Similar to other pieces in this collection, the feminine form is provocative and her look is piercing. In the aptly named Kaleidescope, Cabeza uses a kaleidoscopic burst of vivid colors and angles to frame symmetrical female silhouettes reminiscent of 60s style.
Miami NewTimes art critic Carlos Suarez de Jesus said Cabezaâ€™s work is â€œhallucinatory.â€ â€œUsing a stream-of-conscious approach to the subject matter, the artist creates canvases that vibrate with an inherent energy that seems to send out shock waves,â€ said Suarez de Jesus.
O. Ascanio Gallery is located at 2600 NW Second Avenue in the Wynwood Arts District and has featured works by arts giants that include Jesus Soto, Carlos Cruz Diez, Alejandro Otero, Edgar Negret, Lina Sinisterra, Victor Lucena, Francisco Salazar, Bernar Venet, Bernard Aubertin, Agostino Bonalumi and Fernando Mignoni. For more information visit www.oascaniogallery.com.
Image: Kaledoscope, 2011, 107 x 81 cm, Acrylic On Canvas