Heighten your senses with two stimulating exhibitions opening this week in Boca Raton, FL and Madrid, Spain that feature thought-provoking compositions and intense color palettes. Although each artist works with different media, Mauro Perucchetti, Lluis Barba, and José Manuel Broto capture the attention of their audiences by expanding on the visual components and socially conscientious elements that garnered Pop Art and abstraction enduring admiration from 20th-century viewers.
Mauro Perucchetti Sculpture & Lluis Barba Photographs will be on view from November 14 to January 4 at 608 Banyan Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431.
In south Florida, Baker Sponder Gallery will be presenting Mauro Perucchetti’s whimsical sculptures and Lluis Barba’s Pop-Art-inspired photographs side by side in an exhibition that explores contemporary consumerism and the use of appropriation in art. At first glance, Perucchetti’s resin Jelly Babies seems light-hearted and even comical, but viewers will find that they are overflowing with social critique reminiscent of the ideals championed by the Italian Arte Povera movement. The politically charged figures are simplified in form and rendered in vibrant colors in order to appeal to the masses in the manner of pop culture. In turn, Barba’s photographic compositions, packed with references spanning the entirety of art history, call to mind Richard Hamilton’s iconic collage, Just What Is it That Makes Today’s Homes So Different So Appealing, 1956.
Broto: Secos Arabescos will be on view from November 14 to January 4 at Villanueva, 30, 28001 Madrid, Spain.
The prolific painter José Manuel Broto (Spanish, b.1949), known for his audacious brush work and his use of primary colors to create energizing neo-abstract work, will be showing his latest series, entitled Secos Arabescos, at Fernández-Braso. The gallery, which boasts its own collection of Broto paintings, will run the striking exhibition through the rest of the year. An ongoing exhibition that explores the influence of music in the artist’s work is currently on view at the Majorcan museum, Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Broto materializes color into organic forms that pulsate within the canvas, forcing viewers to gravitate closer and closer to his chromatic ensemble of plasticity.
Browse openings by city to see where art can be found in your town!
Mary Frank: Elemental Expression: Sculpture & Recent Work at DC Moore Gallery
November 14–December 21, 2013
535 W. 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011
Alexander Zschokke: Stadtbilder & Landschaften (Zurich) at MARCdePUECHREDON
November 14–December 2, 2013
Zuerichbergstrasse 21, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland