Community Artists' Collective presents Ricardo Osmondo Francis: "2020" opening reception
Community Artists' Collective presents Ricardo Osmondo Francis’ exhibition “2020," a solo show of new original paintings by the Houston native, New York City-based artist and curator that is an allegorical reflection of mankind’s response and reality to the unprecedented COVID-19/Coronavirus worldwide pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement of 2020.
This series is deeply inspired by the Roman writer Ovid, and his collection of myths called “The Metamorphoses.” In this exhibition, Francis reimagines our current year through a series of dreamy yet provocative images that in essence is a spiritually aspirational reflection of our collective reality. Francis’ often illustrative fairy tale like imagery takes on a bolder socially conscious tone in this new body of work - all while representing the possibility of human involvement, progression and continuation despite the many obstacles and uncertainty that this virus has evoked worldwide.
Following the opening virtual reception, the exhibition will remain on display through March 27.