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House, Sky and Abyss: Gerardo Camargo
April 25, 2018 - June 24, 2018
House, Sky and Abyss
On View April 25 – June 24, 2018
Vulcan Muse Gallery
Reception: Saturday, May 12 6pm – 8pm
Gerardo Camargo’s House, Sky and Abyss presents a transformative series of works chronicling the relationship between natural environment and social constructs. A collection of carefully selected vinyl and paper works, presumptive photographs and organic sculptures create an unpredictable, visual dialogue in relation to ideas of existence and non-existence, construction and de-construction. Camargo’s fascination with human behavior and circumstance, led to his inspiration in creating through the use of found objects – fallen tree branches, rubber belts from neighborhood streets, soccer balls and even a gun found in a children’s park. These objects in combination with illusive imagery and pointillist abstractions take the viewer through three poetic spaces. House representing a safe, constructed refuge; Sky symbolizing an innocent dream and Abyss exploring a confrontation with reality. Highly attentive to action and reaction, this exhibition raises the question of the care and safety of environment, our responsibility as a human race and the path of the future.
About the Artist
Gerardo Camargo is a self-taught artist born in Mexico City. He began working as a cartoonist and illustrator at age of 12. In 2002 he was selected by the Mexican National Council for Culture and the Arts as a Promising Emerging Artist. His work has been shown in many museums and galleries in Mexico. In 2004 he founded Zarco Gallery, an independent space for contemporary art in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He was Appointed Commissioner for Planning and Programming of Cultural Development by that same council and the state of Morelos in 2012. Some recent exhibitions include Mystic, Fifties Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 2017; After Eden: 40 Years of Art in Cuernavaca, Museum Siqueiros, Morelos Mexico, 2016; Mary B. Howard Artist Member Exhibition, Greater Reston ART Center, Reston VA, 2016. His art is part of numerous collections such as RISD Museum Permanent Collection, Providence Rhode Island; Noval Foundation Permanent Collection, Cuernavaca Mexico.