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The Burden of Words

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José Angel Vincench: Patria, 2018 Gold Leaf On Canvas 58 X 78 Inches © Courtesy of the artist
The Burden of Words

532 W. 25th Street
10001 New York
NY
US
January 24th - February 23rd
Opening: January 24th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.532gallery.com
EMAIL:  
info@532gallery.com
PHONE:  
1.917.701.3338
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 11-6; Sat 12-6

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We are pleased to announce the The Burden Of Words by Cuban artist Jose Angel Vincench. 

Looking at Jose Angel Vincench’s geometric abstractions, one can’t help being stunned by all their luminosity — the light inherent in their gold, the most precious metal of all minerals, all the more so because of its symbolic import – and their innovative, idiosyncratic geometry. Gold is universally regarded as a sacred material, a symbol of transcendence, like the sun that rises above the earth it shines on. We cannot live without its miraculous light, and we value gold because it is imbued with light. It is a peculiarly abstract material, a sort of immaterial material like light. Gold is the most malleable of metals; working with gold leaf, as Vincench does, is to bend light to one’s aesthetic and expressive purpose.

Vincench rises to the sun, as Icarus did, but unlike Icarus he does not fall, nor burn himself as he touches the light.

 

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