Javier Piñón, The Scarlet Woman, collage, 2010.
On the night this opened, we were wandering around Chelsea in the rain and came across a good friend and excellent painter. Without hesitating, he told us to make our way to see this exhibit. It became our next stop and we couldn’t have been more delighted at the suggestion.
Javier Piñón, Sibyl, collage, 2010.
The collages have a seamless quality and that spell is rarely broken. The exceptions, the areas that don’t quite work, serve as occasional reminders that the surface is not whole. This brand of tight technique stirs wonderfully with the mystic naughtiness of the content. The subjects are lost in ritual not entirely meant for our understanding but still manage to keep stride with the real world.
Javier Piñón, The Cave of Knowledge, collage, 2010.
14 October – 13 November 2010