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Gallery Reception: CINZA


Thursday, May 03, 2018 6:00pm
LocationHylton Performing Arts Center Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Featuring wines or beer from Otium Cellars, 8 Chains North, and Bald Top Brewing.

The Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an

RSVP is required. RSVP to smeyer3@gmu.edu

Color serves as such a powerful component of art that it often has the ability to distract from other elements. When artist Javier Padilla began to consistently receive feedback that the bright colors of his works appealed to viewers, his response was to look inward and find new ways to connect to and examine his art: he dropped these colors from his palette, and sought to highlight form, line and content without the distraction of vibrant colors. Cinza means gray, but also ash—specifically cremated ashes, the remains after destruction. Padilla’s works for Cinza contain a kindred and stirring connection to depictions of the flag of Puerto Rico washed out into black and white, symbolizing economic crisis and a people in increasing peril amidst the hurricane season of 2017. Through works created in grayscale, Padilla captures the depth and nostalgia of black and white photography, often rendering scenes, or spaces or interactions that are both in and of Puerto Rican culture and yet wholly universal.

More information about the artist can be found at www.behance.net/javierpadillafineart

Gallery Sponsors: Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

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