Ray Caesar "A Dangerous Inclination" @ Corey Helford GalleryJuxtapoz // Friday, 21 Oct 2011
Juxtapoz alumnist Ray Caesar is set to open a solo exhibition in Los Angeles, A Dangerous Inclination, his first at Corey Helford Gallery this Saturday, October 22. The digital artist will present 30 new pieces, of which Caesar notes, “I look inside myself and see very difficult and wonderful memories I have forgotten... [This exhibition] communicates what I am finding."
“A Dangerous Inclination” continues on this theme, disclosing a more personal side to his narratives than before. For example, his new painting “Iron Shoes” features a child wearing a fluffy, white petticoat and fiery feet, which deals with Caesar’s traumatic childhood memories and his experiences working in a children’s hospital. Whereas “La Chasse”—a three-dimensional fête galante inspired by Antoine Watteau—is about hunting back innocence that has been taken from childhood. Other works, such as “Siren” and “Titania” serve as metaphors for self-exploration and escape, respectively.
“A Dangerous Inclination”
Opening Reception Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 7?10pm
On View October 22 - November 12, 2011
Corey Helford Gallery
Culver City, California
Photos by Gallery House and Ray Caesar