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LMAKprojects is pleased to present Carlos Rigau's Plasti c Ruins an exhibit of photographs\, paintings and video dealing with t he illusion and perception of surface.  

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In his second so lo exhibit with the gallery\, Carlos Rigau continues to ruffle our preconce ived perceptions and strikes at what we visually take for granted.  He deal s with transformations and questions our contemporary sensibility of metaph ysics. In his photographs he documents a composition built from wood graine d vinyl that has been brandished with lighter fluid and an exacta blade to reveal the nature of its material\, which is -upon closer inspection - an i llusion in itself.  

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Rigau is able to develop a visual la nguage that is unique\, yet oddly recognizable. For example in his painting s he deals with surface and the nature of painting. The mark becomes a patt ern\, which become chaos and turns back into a painting all at the same ins tance: hovering between the significance of the mark and the identity of th e canvas.

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In his video Angry Bird he interprets wit h great humor the question of confused perception. The video shows a cardin al attacking the viewer. The bird's anger is brutally honest\, as one ponde rs the reason of this attack\, however the window is reflective and the bir d's fight is with his own reflection. Once again the viewer - and this time also the subject - have been deceived\, yet share their deception.
< br /> Carlos Rigau was born in 1978 and raised in Little Havana\, Miami\, F lorida. He received his MFA from Hunter College in New York. His work has b een exhibited at LMAKprojects and Jack Tilton Gallery in New York\; Shane C ampbell Gallery in Chicago\; and Nice and Fit in Berlin\, Germany. In Miami he has exhibited at Miami Art Museum\, MoCA North Miami\, Dorsch Gallery\, Dimensions Variable\, Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood\, and Art Cente r South Florida. He has developed project rooms for such institutes as Locu st Projects and de la Cruz Collection in Miami\, the later titled Fight ing Kissing Dancing was also exhibited at the Fabric Workshop and Muse um in Philadelphia. Rigau is the founder of General Practice\, an artist-ru n space that organizes projects in Miami and New York.

DTEND:20130512 DTSTAMP:20140419T194636 DTSTART:20130405 GEO:40.7192332;-73.9915631 LOCATION:LMAK Projects\,139 Eldridge Street \nNew York\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Plastic Ruins \, Carlos Rigau UID:268510 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130405T210000 DTSTAMP:20140419T194636 DTSTART:20130405T180000 GEO:40.7192332;-73.9915631 LOCATION:LMAK Projects\,139 Eldridge Street \nNew York\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Plastic Ruins \, Carlos Rigau UID:268824 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR