Viva la Poesia: Gustavo Ramos Rivera

ExhibitionsElins Eagles-Smith Gallery

Viva la Poesia: Gustavo Ramos Rivera

Nov 2 — Dec 16, 2017

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Recent Paintings and Works on Paper
November 2 – December 16, 2017

Opening Reception with the Artist
Thursday, November 2nd
5:30 – 7:30 pm

In his fourth solo exhibition at Elins Eagles-Smith, Gustavo Rivera will be displaying several new paintings on canvas along with original mixed media works on paper. This exhibition will also debut a major example of the artist’s mastery of intaglio printing, a large aquatint and carborundum etching created at atelier Mexicanos in the city of Guadalajara Jalisco. 

Rivera’s paintings combine the palette and iconography of the indigenous cultural heritage of his native Mexico with classic techniques of Post war American abstraction. In his paintings Rivera constructs layers of intense translucent color fields upon which he lays simple hieroglyphic markings of rich impasto which seem at once archaic and contemporary. They articulate a poetic narrative but also express the artist’s pure delight in working the medium of oil paint.

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Gustavo Ramos Rivera. Viva la Poesia, 2017 — Aquatint and carborundum etching on wove paper 40 x 55 inches Edition of 50