Arturo Herrera Exhibition

Sikkema, Jenkins & Co

poster for Arturo Herrera Exhibition

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Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Arturo Herrera, his sixth solo show at the gallery, on view from January 29th through March 5. In the new works on paper and large scale wall painting featured in the exhibition, Herrera insists on the validity of fragmentation as a mode for an impure kind of abstraction. Working with a multiplicity of disconnected references, the artist delves into a complex dialogue between visceral fragments and a palpable totality, both pregnant with a variety of meanings. Specific objects uprooted from popular culture are still recognizable but are no longer the sole protagonists of images where an underlying structure reveals a restless and throbbing space on the verge of shattering itself. All the works display a tactile quality that reinforces the dynamic struggle between referentiality and the desire for a concrete reality, a need for closure that is ultimately out of reach. Shifting between being legible and abstract, the collages juxtapose a myriad of cut-out and painted elements into a wholeness that is continually in flux and without hierarchy. Inviting and resisting dissection, all the works in the exhibition reexamine abstraction as a contaminated idiom that keeps on transforming itself.
[Image: Arturo Herrera 2010 "Bob" Mixed media on paper 86.375 x 57.5 in.]



from January 29, 2011 to March 05, 2011


Arturo Herrera

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