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Salt Lake, The Next Generation

Art, Salt Lake CityJesse WalkerComment

It's time to leave our homes and venture out into the city damnit. Let's get jazzed about this Friday's Spring Gallery Stroll. There's a bunch of great shows happening but in particular this one by Mexico based artist Charles Fresquez comprised of luminescent 'acrylic parallelograms' seems like a fine place to start. It's at the new House Gallery which used to be our ancient and beloved Lorenzo's knife sharpening shop. House is adjacent to the also new-ish Blonde Grizzly which has a 'no rules' group show going down. Get 'em!

From the House Gallery blog:

House Gallery is pleased to present Studies for the Next Generation, an exhibition of new work by New Mexico-based artist Charles Fresquez. In his low-key, clear-headed abstractions, Fresquez marries simple designs, some of which recall the zig-zagged geometry of Zapotec weaving, with a minimal luminosity that riffs on the West Coast’s Light and Space enterprise. As a result, his cast acrylic surfaces have both an earthiness and a calculated luminosity. Studies for the Next Generation opens on March 1 and continues through March 26, 2011. The artist’s reception, which will coincide with Salt Lake City’s Gallery Stroll, runs from 6-9 PM on March 18, 2011.

[SL Weekly / SL Gallery Association]