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TrujilloPaumier    May 9 - Jun 23, 2013

Moro Stop
Brian Paumier
Moro Stop, 2012
 
El Que Quiera Azul Celeste Que Le Cueste
Joaquin Trujillo
El Que Quiera Azul Celeste Que Le Cueste, 2011
 
Yo Como te Recuerdo
Trujillo Paumier
Yo Como te Recuerdo, 2012
 
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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.

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.

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.

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