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Opening Reception for Carlos Rancaño: Intimacy and Introversion
March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Join us for the opening of Intimacy and Introversion, an exhibition featuring new works by Carlos Antonio Rancaño.
If ever you watch Carlos Antonio Rancaño while he paints, you will appreciate another layer of interest to his work, which is the application of paint and his brushstroke. In the early stages of his work, there appears to be an explosion of application and drips, which initially liken themselves to the semi-chaotic school of abstraction, but with each layer, Rancaño tames that explosion resulting in the private moments caught in all his works. This painterly manner also enhances the idea that these are not traditional figurative pieces, but the exploration of the private against the public, and like we all have to—one must go through the challenge and end up clearing out the noise, the distraction to arrive at a plane of acceptance.
Carlos Rancaño, in his solo exhibition at The CAMP Gallery: Intimacy and Introversion offers a narrative of sensual poses, introspective moments laced with symbols created in 2020 and this year documenting the resilience of both the artist and his subjects. Outwardly the works and the poses often suggest the sensual, as the majority are nudes, but that is just the superficial layer to Rancaño’s work—always beneath the many layers also lie the many levels of personality, the often struggle between the private and the public, and the trepidation of individuality in a conformist society.
Curated by Melanie Prapopoulos.