Perry Vásquez / Oasis

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Perry Vásquez / Oasis

Sparks Gallery’s programming for 2021 has provided distinguished Southern California artists who examine the topic and strategy of “Identity” in their perform. Sparks Gallery’s past exhibition of the 12 months will feature new artwork by renowned neighborhood artist Perry Vásquez.

The artwork on see will characteristic his series of palm trees, together with a smaller sized assortment of jocular narratives and experimental self portraits. The display will aim mostly on his exploration of a variety of iterations of palm trees. Ubiquitous in Southern California, and historically seen as a service provider of nourishment, shelter, and bounty, the trees in Vásquez’s paintings are rather framed in peculiar or dire scenarios. Several of the trees in his operate are ablaze, or are basically mobile towers that pose as a living palm. They are superbly painted with layers of coloration and element they have become anthropomorphized as a result of their portraiture-type framing on the canvas and dance-like poses. 

Vásquez’s characteristic narrative alternation, found in the tree paintings, is also shown in his remarkably minimalistic, new text-dependent will work. These is effective distinction the trees in distress, and bring a visible balance to the clearly show. 

Vásquez’s is effective will be on perspective at Sparks Gallery from Oct 17, 2021 by January 9, 2022. 

We invite you to sign up for us in the gallery on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 10am-3 pm for the Opening of Perry Vásquez&#8217s solo demonstrate, &#8220Oasis&#8221.

Concerning his “burning trees”, Vásquez points out, “I recall getting shaken the 1st time I noticed a burning palm tree. My response was to investigate the which means of this phenomenon by way of painting and to get the job done via my thoughts of awe and dread. I want my paintings of palm trees to give viewers the concept they are standing at the foundation of a spiritual portray like a crucifixion or an annunciation. The combination of violence and elegance would seem pretty Christian to me and the message is comparable: All items ought to pass. Our species can pick out to defend and nurture life on our earth or we can squander it. The preference is ours.”

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