I've been sharing a lot of my post-election blues and actions on social media, so I'll not address them here for the time being other than to say that it's been an excruciating several days. Very grateful to have the bright spot of Álvaro Barrios' retrospective, "Portrait of the Artist as a Medium," to celebrate, via its opening reception at Henrique Faria Fine Art tonight. And doubly happy that I was able to contribute in some small way, by penning the catalog essay for the exhibition.
Barrios has been been exploring themes of spirituality, surrealism, and creation through his art for decades in his Colombian homeland. Both meeting him in person and to getting to dialog with his work through my writing are rare opportunities that I don't take lightly. Do join us if you can this evening. And if not, make sure you see this magnificent show, which will be up through January 14th.