On November 10th, Modern Eden Gallery presents the fourth major ME solo exhibition of Emilio Villalba. Looking upon his new collection with wonder and inquisition, the distinct elements presented in abstract compositions turn the pages of a narrative and literal sense that we many never fully interpret. And yet, through this symbolism we, the viewers, can certainly appreciate its suggestions of relevance and artistic quality.
Press: In this new body of work, Emilio Villalba explores interior spaces, personal artifacts, and symbols of his life. Further abstraction of the figure results into a collection of composite forms, flashes of memory, that when combined, read like intricate narratives, telling the story of their maker—telling the life of the artist. This recognizable departure from the figure, shows the artists range and reveals his passion for the abstract. While referencing works by Velasquez, Picasso, and Philip Guston, the artist has founded a unique method for communicating representational narratives through a combination of rendered and abstract forms.
Emilio Villalba Symbols of Death, Signs of Life
Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 6–9 pm
November 10–December 1, 2018
Modern Eden Gallery
801 Greenwich Street @ Mason and Columbus | San Francisco, CA
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