Monday, February 6, 2012

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia "Papel Tejido" at CB1 Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles, California

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia

Papel tejido

January 22 – February 19, 2012
Artist Reception: Sunday, January 22, 5 – 7 p.m.
Artist Talk: Sunday, February 12, 3:30 p.m.

CB1 Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition of the work of artist Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia. The works in the exhibition, titled Papel tejido, are woven paper constructions based on the grid motif and take their visual cues from many sources including Scottish Tartan, basket weaving and abstract painting.

The show opens on January 22, 2012 and closes on February 19, 2012.
A reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 5 - 7 p.m.

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia's work is informed by multiple sources ranging from personal anecdotes to art-historical and ethnographic motifs. The work on display takes structural and organizational cues from Scottish Tartan, basket weaving, and abstract painting. Grids recur throughout art history; particularly in modernism as reductive and pure compositional tools and in postmodernist repetition and seriality.

However central to 20th century art, the grid is a pre-modernist invention with origins from across the globe in the form of weaving. Papel tejido works are woven paper constructions with two sides and able to hang in all directions. Constituent paper strips are painted and cut before they are woven, effectively arresting painterly gestures and re-articulating them vis-a-vis a woven grid surface.

Born in Cd. Júarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, the artist graduated with a BA from UCLA in 2003 and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2007. In 2010, his work was featured in “The Story of O” at Otis College of Art and Design and CB1 Gallery hosted his first solo exhibition, “by Deborah Calderwood.” He lives with his wife and son in Los Angeles where he also maintains his studio. Hurtado Segovia is Assistant Professor of Illustration at Otis College of Art and Design.

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