A two-artist show: Mi Reina del Palmar, More When Then Happened

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A two-artist show: Mi Reina del Palmar, More When Then Happened

11135 Weddington St. #112
North Hollywood, CA 91601
February 14th, 2009 - March 14th, 2009
Opening: February 14th, 2009 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

san fernando valley
(213) 291-7908
Mon-Friday 11-5
conceptual, landscape, surrealism


Blurring the lines between representation and abstraction, Miguel Osuna’s landscapes are momentary glimpses or suggestions of familiar vistas, as though they are photographs taken from a moving vehicle. Osuna’s new body of work titled Mi Reina del Palmar or “My Queen of the Palmgrove” has been inspired by lyrics from the song “En mi Viejo San Juan” written by Noel Estrada. The song is an anthem of sadness and nostalgia, a pained farewell to Estrada’s native Puerto Rico. Osuna’s work is a tribute to the longing for places gone and for the love of Los Angeles, the city that many now call home. Osuna is widely recognized as one of the preeminent Latin artists working today. He has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout North America and Europe. This is Osuna’s second show with Cella Gallery.

Wiley Wallace’s new body of work, More When Then Happened is the fragmented narrative of memory. Figures emerge from abstract fluid grounds, while other forms seemingly melt away into rainbow-hued puddles. Wallace's brightly toned canvases present open-ended visions: like the shuddering images of a Crackerjack toy, Wallace's transformations move between a before and after possibility. Recognized for his distinct style and extreme talent, Wallace has been awarded with numerous Grants and Fellowships. Having only recently entered into the commercial art world, Wallace has already gained recognition and respect from established galleries and museums. We are thrilled to have Wallace join us at Cella Gallery.

Cella Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery focused on developing the careers of both their established and emerging artists as well as catering to the needs of their clients. Cella Gallery is committed to nurturing the local creative community through their special events: Music Nights, Artist Salons, and new exhibits approximately every five weeks.