David Castillo Annex is proud to present Gallery Projects, with works by gallery artists Adler Guerrier, Aramis Gutierrez, Quisqueya Henriquez, Susan Lee-Chun, Pepe Mar, Glexis Novoa, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Frances Trombly, and Wendy Wischer.
Glexis Novoa has made works on paper for the first time in twenty-five years; these drawings, like the artist’s marble works, show Novoa’s commentary on society and culture from a miniature perspective. Novoa will also include a new marble drawing, which takes its art historical cue from the Temptation of St. Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch. Wendy Wischer’s new drawings also rely on intricacies to convey the complexity of nature; her light etchings are as complex and delicate as anything found in nature itself.
In a new body of collages, Quisqueya Henriquez joins various pieces of Caribbean architecture to create works of abstract geometry. Susan Lee-Chun re-introduces Sue through a montage of rehearsals, conducted to the point of obsession. Sue meticulously perfects her presentation to ensure her brand, as an All-American blonde, is “authentic”.
Frances Trombly has created a woven canvas that begs to be used. In the same way Trombly lets art imitate life, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova continues his new functional pieces with a chair piece. The legs of the work are interrupted by a wooden pedestal that, ironically, can also be used for seating. Adler Guerrier’s work explores the commonplace nature of everyday; his two-part sculpture creates a contemplative dialogue within itself.
In homage to the 80′s, Aramis Gutierrez has painted a portrait of model Petty Kelly, from Robert Palmer’s iconic music video; the artist has rendered the model to represent a realization of childhood illusions. Pepe Mar’s new works continue to derive inspiration from the extravagant. In his series of “enormous” heads, Mar evokes both museum bronze busts and primitive tribal “heads,” at once regal and grotesque.
Upcoming exhibitions for gallery artists include: Susan Lee-Chun, Losing Yourself in the 21st Century, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland, performance June 23, 2010; Pepe Mar, Mystic Visage, World Class Boxing: Debra & Dennis Scholl Collection, Miami, Florida, opening June 12, 2010; Glexis Novoa, Arte y confrontación en América Latina (1910-2010), Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico, opening January 2011; Frances Trombly, Paintings, Girls’ Club: Collection of Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, opening November 2010; and Wendy Wischer, No Longer Empty’s exhibition The Sixth Borough on Governors Island, opening June 5, 2010.