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Mergatroidnica: A Show of Cut Outs

Saturday Oct 22, 2016

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901 Edith Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-506-0820
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Pax Garcia or Jill Logan

Phone: 505-506-0820
Website: Click to Visit

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Cut outs of wood and hardboard by Santiago Perez, focusing on characters and artists including Picasso and Brueghel. Runs through 10/31.

The exhibit will consist of cut outs by Santiago Perez that he has made an integral part of his work. They are basically paintings of forms; forms that he cuts out of wood or hardboard, taking the shapes of practically anything he has a mind to paint: people, animals, imaginary creatures, etc. There is a group of black and white cut outs of people in angsty poses or looks; this the 'worried' human part of the show. There is another group of what he calls weird portraits. However, in the main part of the show, he focuses on a world of characters that reference various artists, including Picasso and Brueghel, as well as cartoon and comics greats. He throws in his Mergatroids and Eggmen, Furry Creatures and other creations, like the Bochie and the Tufty Men. Squiggly creatures slither down the walls and many other cut outs, in a 'state' of falling, since it does reference Brueghel's Fall of the Angels, creating an anarchic collision of excitement, oddness, a bit of danger, and, mostly humor, all colorful painted and arranged for maximum enjoyment. While the cut out is a form without context, or the traditional one, like a background or plane, or field, it is supposed to, or intended to use the context it is placed in, as if it were a part of that field of experience. It exists in an imaginary plane.