Opening Reception Saturday, January 13, 2018 6-9pm
Rodrigo Branco “Moldando Pedra Dura”
Rodrigo Branco has gained a reputation throughout Brazil for the eclectic and colorful compositions of his murals. The paintings in this exhibit will continue that aesthetic. In this series of paintings, Rodrigo explores his own life’s narrative through the discovery of a box of family photographs which his father had saved throughout his lifetime. Branco uses the images as inspiration by painting small fragments of them and layering the images with abstractions, patterns and colors. Through this visual retelling of his family’s narrative, Branco creates a new vision for the future while still honoring his origins.
Artist Carmen Spera “Tools of the Trade”
This series of hyper-realistic glass sculptures is based on the tools that Spera uses every day. The work plays with the idea of magic and illusion by taking these items out of their typical context. The pieces invoke a sense of wonder by giving a glimpse of a common object, followed by the discovery that it is glass which adds a layer of unreality to the work. Spera notes that it’s important to leave some translucency in his work to give the audience a hint of the true nature of the object.