Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Mauricio Garrido: Sleeplessness; Victor Castillo: Pure Pleasure; Claudia Pena: Sleeplessness

Mauricio Garrido: Sleeplessness; Victor Castillo: Pure Pleasure; Claudia Pena: Sleeplessness

frivolite iii by claudia peña

Claudia Peña

Frivolite III, 2013

days of the week series, wednesday by mauricio garrido

Mauricio Garrido

Days of the Week Series, Wednesday, 2014

dancing days by victor castillo

Victor Castillo

Dancing Days

Saturday, February 1, 2014Saturday, February 22, 2014

Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Los Angeles, CA USA

MAURICIO GARRIDO

Born in Chile, in 1974. Studied art in 1995 and recently exhibited in CUT/LOG 2013 Fair in New York.

Garrido has been exhibited in Europe, Asia and Latin América with work is in several collections including the Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli in México, Collection CCU in art, Chile, and in private collections, such as singer Elton John.

Often described as Neo-Baroque, Garrido’s multi layered collages reference various media such as sculpture, collage, textiles and video art. His work alludes to the codes of representation throughout the history of art, and is particularly focused on the figure to depict allegory as a visual language.

The artist will be present at the opening of the exhibition. This is his first exhibition in the United States.

VICTOR CASTILLO

Following Under Heavy Measures last year, Victor Castillo returns to Merry Karnowsky Gallery with Pure Pleasure, featuring 12 black-and-white paintings on paper and a large-scale mural installation that emphasize the artist's deft hand and brilliant compositions.

Pure Pleasure is a pause, a departure from the vividly-colored acrylic paintings the artist has previously presented. What Castillo proposes in paring down to the essence, to ink on paper, is refreshing and equally impactful. It’s like championing a return to analog in an image-saturated digital world.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2010, Chilean artist Victor Castillo has presented his work in solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Hamburg, and Tokyo, as well in group exhibitions in the United States, Chile, Denmark, Italy, England, Germany, France, and Switzerland. His work was featured at Les Enfantes Terribles at the Lyon Biennial, France and has been reproduced in numerous publications worldwide.

CLAUDIA PEÑA

Born in Chile in 1970. Studied art in Universidad de Chile, Fine Arts Faculty.

For two consecutive years she received awards from the foundation “Amigos del Arte”, and has exhibited in Buenos Aires, Lima, as well as in her native Chile. Pena’s paintings show a index of images whose fragmented composition are in opposition to a linear narrative, developing an iconographic dialogue on childhood, fetishes and intimate landscapes that have to be reconstructed by the viewer.

The artist will be present at the opening of the exhibition. This is her first exhibition in the United States.