Preview: Victor Castillo "Under Heavy Measures" @ Merry Karnowsky, LAJuxtapoz // Friday, 01 Feb 2013
As you will soon see in our March 2013 issue, we have a great 12-page feature with Los Angeles-based Victor Castillo. We like to call this perfect timing; Saturday, February 2, Castillo will open Under Heavy Measures at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition features 15 paintings on canvas, 10 paintings on paper, 20 graphite drawings on vellum, and an installation of fiberglass sculptures.
"Under Heavy Measures" refers to Castillo’s idea that the scales of power have become oppressive: inequality grows, the protests increase globally, and the brutality with which these demonstrations are repressed is also amplified. While Castillo adeptly explores the dark side of human nature, he also celebrates the lighter side of human experience with "Double Rainbow" and other paintings on paper set during the day which show his mastery of his medium. Castillo applies hundreds of layers of color to create the lighting and depth for which his paintings are known
Under Heavy Measures
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
February 2—March 2, 2013
Los Angeles, California