Samara Gallery presents "Fragments of the Paradise" and "Remember, Remember" opening reception
“Fragments of the Paradise” - a solo exhibition of works by Luis Moro. “Throughout his extensive career, Luis Moro has created his own world founded upon his intense relationship with nature. His work has developed his fascination with the inexhaustible and mysterious forms of the animal world… From a formal point of view, his is a gestural, loose, figurative, active painting in permanent metamorphosis. Such metamorphosis can be observed not only in the motives behind the work, but also in the painting itself. It journeys from the figurative to the abstract continuously, based on a with a great handling of drawing and color.” - Ana Martínez de Aguilar
“Remember, Remember” - a solo exhibition of works by Daryl Gannon. “This exhibition was born out of the idea that an act of terrorism and high treason has somehow turned into a day of celebrating. Songs and traditions recall a traitor’s execution by annually re-executing him, all while children sing and dance to the memory of his deeds… By using toys as symbols, these pieces attempt to hold a mirror to the motivations laid bare by our elected officials, and to the powerful corporate entities delving into our pockets to bolster their bottom line. The child-like drawings, incorporating many of my own children's doodles and toys, hint at playfulness, at the truth so obvious to the child’s eye: how absurd all of this is. And so we cope, like the children who dance and chant, burning effigies of poor Guy Fawkes.”
Following the opening reception, the exhibits will be on display through December 16.