Rowan’s Sphere by Pilita Garcia

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VAEA is pleased to announce 2014 VAEA Grant recipient Pilita Garcia’s first New York solo exhibition opening Friday March 7th 2014 at Picture Farm Gallery in Brooklyn.

Picture Farm Gallery presents Rowan’s Sphere, a solo exhibition of the recent paintings by Chilean-Venezuelan artist Pilita Garcia, curated by Todd Stewart.

Rowan’s Sphere is a paradoxical world inhabited by figures with sharp collars and dignified postures, relating wonder from a previous era. Yet, they are painted in our post-mystery age where discoveries have radiused the world’s enigmatic corners. Their faces wear vanity specific to looking at neverending LED-lit newsfeeds. But Garcia paints light that is ambiguous, as in her self portrait “Selfie” that is at the same time alive and dead, in a state where one’s spirit just escaped its body. An image only captured through time, these daguerreotype-like paintings show a record of the subject that tries to keep attention – as in during a camera’s exposure – time condensing the sharpness and blur of reality. Garcia’s live-sitting process of painting seems to give the viewer time to meditate on this interaction. The faces show something about our self-obsessed age; ourselves on a multitude of screens – coy spirits looking at our own profiles in a mirror of some imaginary dressing room. They also show that outside of that room, there is a moment one can actually believe in a current mysteriousness. -Juan Fontanive.

Friday, March 7th
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Picture Farm Gallery 
338 Wythe Ave
btwn S.1st & S.2nd Streets
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Special Thanks to
Fast Ashley’sBrooklyn BreweryVitaCoco and The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts

 

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