Opening Reception: May 9, 6 – 9pm
Christopher Henry Gallery is very pleased to present the third solo exhibition of TrujilloPaumier,
opening on May 9th 2013. Partners since 2001, Joaquin Trujillo (Zacatecas, Mexico) and Brian
Paumier (Oxnard, California) have combined their collaborative and personal work for the exhibition,
Yo Como Te Recuerdo (How I Remember You). In juxtaposing their work TrujilloPaumier dilute the
notion of ownership within a partnership highlighting the residual presence of cultural and societal
influences inherited through shared traditions and collective memory.
Joaquin Trujillo (born Los Angeles, California) and Brian Paumier (Oxnard, California) have been
working together collaboratively since 2001 and are based in New York City. Their images have
appeared in numerous publications and periodicals including, The New York Times T Magazine,
Travel + Leisure and AFAR Magazine. Individually, Truijillo’s work was been collected and exibited in
SFMOMA, Amon Carter Museum Of American Art and Paumier’s at Fred of London. Collaborative
work has been exhibited at the De Soto Gallery in Santa Monica, the Carnegie Art Museum in
Oxnard and Galleri Urbane, Marfa Texas, Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation, Colette Paris
among other institutions.
Occupying both floors of the church–turned–gallery space; the exhibition hinges on a montage of
photographs from the artists personal work merging over a decade of the couples’ interwoven
histories. Among the images is the portrait series PTSD, Paumier’s emotionally charged reaction to
his personal experience as a veteran of war. Also included is Trujillo’s well-known series Los Niños,
which portrays cultural ideals, brought forth in the ceremonial tradition of family portraiture. On the
upper floor of the exhibition is Paumier’s video Acto de Fe (2012). Filmed in Zacatacas Mexico, the
piece generates several fractured narratives that explore the ritualistic constructs of masculinity.
Other work on view is their collaborative series, Hotcakes punctuated by over a dozen other
photographs created since 2010.
Implicit throughout the show is a fluid dialogue of looking back. Yo Como Te Recuerdo (How I
Remember You) brings forth a bi-cultural re-telling of history with an acknowledgment of influences
that surpass the singular and move towards a cohesive voice of unison across culture and time.