Mauricio Garrido & Claudia Peña "Sleeplessness" @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery, LA

Feb 01, 2014 - Feb 22, 2014Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles

Mauricio Garrido and Claudia Peña will be opening an exhibition titled "Sleeplessness" at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angles tomorrow Saturday, Feburary 1st, 2014.

Born in Chile, in 1974. Studied art in 1995 and recently exhibited in CUT/LOG 2013 Fair in New York.Garrido has been exhibited in Europe, Asia and Latin América with work is in several collections including the Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli in México, Collection CCU in art, Chile, and in private collections, such as singer Elton John.

Often described as Neo-Baroque, Garrido’s multi layered collages reference various media such as sculpture, collage, textiles and video art. His work alludes to the codes of representation throughout the history of art, and is particularly focused on the figure to deptict allegory as a visual language.

The artist will be present at the opening of the exhibition. This is his first exhibition in the United States.

Born in Chile in 1970. Studied art in Universidad de Chile, Fine Arts Faculty.  

For two consecutive years she received awards from the foundation “Amigos del Arte”, and has exhibited in Buenos Aires, Lima, as well as in her native Chile. Pena’s paintings show a index of images whose fragmented composition are in opposition to a linear narrative, developing an iconographic dialogue on childhood, fetishes and intimate landscapes that have to be reconstructed by the viewer.

The artist will be present at the opening of the exhibition. This is her first exhibition in the United States.

Mauricio Garrido, Claudia Peña - Sleeplessness
February 1st - 22nd, 2014
Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1, 8 - 11pm  RSVP ESSENTIAL to [email protected]