ARMINÉE CHAHBAZIAN Displacement
In these drawings, life forms and nature’s trappings are set against vast and monumental locations. The artist cites the importance of the contrast between the micro - scale of her organisms and subjects and the macro - scale of their settings. However, the existence of the locations and the animals or objects in these works is fraught with more than just the tension of their contrasting scales.
In reality, these pictures depend on disruption. This is a gentle disruption that begs for contemplative consideration. The soft graphite renderings and the buttery layers of duralar give these works a sense of quiet that is then jarringly interrupted. In some works, her subjects penetrate the layers of the duralar, floating under and over the landscape. Like scale, perspective is manipulated to achieve the disarming and dreamlike effect.
ALEJANDRO GOMEZ CANGAS
DARWIN ESTACIO MARTINEZ
LUIS RODRIGUEZ NOA
Alejandro Gomez Cangas "ExpectativaNo.5”, Oil on canvas, 43.25” x 78.75”
The luminous figures that Yvette paints emphasize the beauty of the human body in motion, using the fabric of their clothing as a vehicle to accentuate the form and its movement. Yvette’s depiction of people being in a constant state of displacement, either stumbling, soaring, falling or rising is a form of poetry. Providing more than the formal attributes to the work, these figures in transitionary moments can be interpreted as a commentary on the human experience, constantly engaged in not just physical movement but also psychological, emotional or spiritual ups and downs.
Darwin Estacio Martinez, “Blue Couch”, Oil on canvas, 64” x 21”
Luis Rodriguez NOA, “Captura la Luz”, Acrylic on canvas, 31” x 39”
Lois Lambert Gallery presents the new work of three Cuban artists whose figurative work challenges social constructs and makes poignant political statements. Identity is lost and found, but what is constant in each of these artists’ work is the human need for connection, representation, and freedom.