Join Felipe Lopez at Zoya Tommy Gallery for Group Show: New Work
February 6, 2015
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Featuring Work By:
This show brings together all new work by gallery artists Espada, Perry, Pinkston, Staley and Villegas and new artist to the gallery Lopez, Oldenburg and Sall that work speaks to each other through formal elements. Line, shape, pattern and texture are common elements that are indicative of all their work.
It is also a show that marks the end of two years at 4411 Montrose Building as Zoya Tommy Gallery is relocating to a new larger space (check www.zoyatommy.com for details). It is a celebration and grand finale exhibtion as the gallery continues to grow with their artists and bring in new ones.
Felipe Lopez New Work From The Hook Series
About the work at Zoya Tommy Gallery:
Fishing is perceived as masculine, yet sewing is perceived as feminine.
Fly Fishing is the beautiful appreciation of both with nature involved.
This is the body of work that I make with integrity.
Combining his life long love of hand tying flies for fishing and his innovative style in the contemporary art world, Lopez shows a breath of detail and concept in his latest artistic makings. Combining the fishing tradition of his Cuban heritage and merging it with psychology including the idea of people as lures, Lopez shows the balance and beautiful construction of oversized fly hooks and lures submerged.
The catch is very temporary it is the lure that we are really attracted to because if you do have a solid lure it will keep reproducing quality catches. We neglect the lure since we continuously consciously pay attention to the catch but subconsciously it is the lure that we true love. Its only when the lure or people begin to fail us that we begin to pay attention, very rarely do we show our appreciation and love for the those that have landed us the large catch or position that we so desperately yearn to have or be in.
About the piece Between Now and Then (pictured below):
Color palette alone speaks of art historically (the frames) along with a more contemporary pigmentation (hook). Where a frame would be traditionally hung on a wall enclosing a painting (2-D) I've attached 4 identical frames to create a 3-D sculptural space which encloses a hook, a shark hook to be exact. The hook symbolizes an opportunity for a catch, a connection, also a point to be alluring to ones desires. Sexually blue is the most neurologically stimulating color in the bedroom. This piece sits on the pedestal at a certain height for one to view it at all angles and to be viewed within it along with the reflection from the mirror.
Concept on the new work in the Hook series:
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