LOS ANGELES, CA – Perhaps in the most unlikely of collaborative efforts,
artists Gronk and Ricardo Garcia present their latest work in a two-man
exhibition titled, “Momento.”
Juxtaposing two distinct styles and approaches to the medium of
painting, both artists attempt to express an honest communication between
abstract and figurative techniques.
Historically, it would seem both Gronk and Garcia have existed and
created in two separate frames of mind.
But what connects these two artists is their recognition and respect of
one another’s work and ultimately, the desire to create an aesthetic effect
greater than each individual artist.
Gronk and Garcia have created collaboration in the truest sense of the
word. Intimately, both artists have
been fed by each other’s every meticulous decision and detail regarding color,
concept, and creativity. The
result is truly a feast, of paint, of canvas, and ultimately of two artists’ new
work redefining what it means to create synergy.
“Momento” will run from September 1,
2007 to September 29, 2007. An
opening reception will be held on September 8, 2007 from 6:00pm to
10:00pm. An artist lecture will
begin at 7:30pm.
About the Artists Gronk is an internationally recognized performance artist and painter who has
exhibited in both museums and galleries throughout the country, including the
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the
Denver Art Museum, as well as in England, France, and Sweden. Influenced by surrealism and German
expressionism, Gronk has established himself as a monumental arts figure who
over the decades has consistently reconstructed the idea of what it means to be
a “Chicano Artist.” In addition to
Gronk’s widely respected reputation as an artist, he has thrived as a cultural
icon. art educator, and mentor to many generations of artists and art enthusiasts
alike. He has exhibited in both
museums and galleries throughout the country, including the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Denver Art
Museum, as well as in England, France, and Sweden.
Garcia was born
and raised in Los Angeles, CA.
Here he first discovered his love of the canvas and has exhibited in
several art galleries in Los Angeles and in Mexico. Admittedly obsessed with the use of lines, Garcia infuses
both abstract and figurative elements into all his painting and is most
interested in recreating emotion through the expression of a single moment,
quickly gaining him a unique position within the Los Angeles emerging art