John Bedoya: Beyond Technique

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Event 

Title:
John Bedoya: Beyond Technique
When:
Friday, Sep 9 - Monday, Dec 12  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where:
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery - Stamford
Category:
Gallery Exhibitions

Description

Opened on September 9th, John J. Bedoya's first American solo exhibition will be on view through December 12, 2011.

With his large format works made of ash, earth and sand, burnt-down forests and muck-filled puddles bulge forth from the canvas. John J. Bedoya's mixed-earth media, large-format images evoke a world filled with beauty in strange places. Forest floors and muddy ditches are transformed into otherworldly realms. In actuality, Bedoya is depicting the currently existing realities of deforestation and pollution. His art stands like silent totems, conveying its message through powerful imagery that does not rely on metaphor and suggestion to produce meaning.

“My work is not only symbolic, but corporeal; it is a work of gestures,” the artists states. “What you see is what you touch. Earth, sand, pots, knives, plates, soles, coal, and acrylics are turned into a landscape signaling an expression by spreading, throwing, spoiling, and plowing these materials on canvas.”

Venue

Venue:
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery
Street:
96 Bedford Street
ZIP:
06901
City:
Stamford
State:
CT