FLYING FAST FORWARD
Barbara Davis Gallery is pleased to announce Flying Fast Forward, Eduardo Portillo's first solo-exhibition at Barbara Davis Gallery open September 18, 2020 through January 14, 2021.
Portillo’s work leads a negotiation between a borderline and the exterior of the pictorial plane, realizing his desire to deviate from the rectilinear into real space. Portillo’s latest work might be the apotheosis of his mestiza aesthetic, insofar as he’s condensed his idiom through a progression that can be mistaken by radical minimalism when studied up-close the work is an actual manifestation of what the artist defines as the new American Baroque.
The way Portillo's work moves toward a further streamlined sensibility allows for his pieces to focus more effectively on the concept of borderlines, the complexity of the structure of the work, and his material ingenuity. The juxtaposition that is established between what is considered painting and what is categorized as a sculptural work, subverts the allotted space each is normally given. In this way, his work breathes life into these ordinarily lifeless areas, celebrating the tension between implied capacity and imposed boundary.
Gallery Hours: 10:30am - 5:30pm | Tuesday - Saturday
Open to Public ( Mask Required - Limited to five people at a time )
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