Presented by Tache Gallery
April 26, 2012- June 2, 2012
Reception: April 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jovan Karlo Villalba Transitional Dwellings
On View: April 26th-June 2nd, 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday, April 26th, 6-9pm
New York, NY– Taché Gallery is pleased to present Transitional Dwellings, Jovan Karlo Villalba’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Villalba’s beautifully haunting and evocative paintings –on steel and canvas– depict idealized, yet foreboding landscapes that encompass a range of ambiguities.
In keeping with investigations of place and space in his earlier work, Villalba again uses references to examine the roles of context and familiarity. In these recent works, Villalba begins to incorporate imagery of interior and built spaces that he describes as“moments when the paint rests, and one may find comfort.
Technically, Villalba combines an expressionist approach to mark-making and a meticulous layering process to achieve a balance of the painted and unpainted surface. The result are works that navigate between form and subject, and at once seem familiar and foreign.
Jovan Karlo Villalba (b. 1977. Quito, Ecuador) was raised in Miami, Florida. He is an alumnus of New World School of the Arts in Miami and the Cooper Union School of Art (BFA) in New York City. His work has been exhibited and published widely throughout the United States and was recently included in biennial exhibitions at the Queens Museum of Art and the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.
Taché Gallery is located at 547 West 27th Street, #602 in the Chelsea, New York. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6:30 pm and by appointment. For additional information, please call 347-453-7903 or email TacheGallery@aol.com.
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