David Castillo Gallery is proud to present Gallery Projects, a group show of new work by gallery artists Adler Guerrier, Aramis Gutierrez, Quisqueya Henriquez, Susan Lee-Chun, Pepe Mar, Glexis Novoa, Javier Piñón, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Frances Trombly, and Wendy Wischer.
Glexis Novoa continues to develop a meticulous architecture in the realm of socio-political inquiry with a site-specific drawing for Gallery Projects. Novoa establishes a conduit to Pepe Mar’s site-specific installation of twisted multicolor fantasy, as Orwellian in its penchant for escapism as the brutality of Novoa’s lilliputian detail.
Dwelling in Novoa’s cityscape and illuminated by Mar’s Technicolor is the loss of innocence apparent, too, in the slippery circumstance of Aramis Gutierrez’s new oil on canvas. In At the Water Park, a pregnant couple fumbles to recapture the woman’s missing swimsuit top. The moment is one of greater disconnect similar to the everyday instances of racial and ethnic discrepancy elevated by Adler Guerrier as a black flâneur in his new work on paper.
Startling juxtapositions also exist as the pedestal of 1950’s beauty is shifted in a sinister collaboration between beauty and monstrosity in Javier Piñón’s Medusa collages, while Quisqueya Henriquez’s collages play with the perceived heightened masculinity of Latin cultures by manipulating symbolic male images.
The simplicity of everyday objects is reassessed through subtle alterations in Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova’s mirrored frame. Frances Trombly examines quality and function through painstaking precision to create the optical illusion of a seemingly typical rope, while Wendy Wischer constructs nature through the delicate skill of utilizing manufactured materials to create a moment of organic serenity. Susan Lee-Chun’s Susersize continues the artist’s theme of redefinition in creating a sculpture referencing exercise equipment and warping standard attention to structure.