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Rocio Rodriguez Salceda and Kevin Regan, Mount Analogue

Artes Gallery
333 West 38th Street, 212-594-2386
Hell's Kitchen
September 24 - October 2, 2008
Reception: Thursday, September 25, 7 - 9 PM


“Its summit must be inaccessible, but its base accessible to human beings as nature made them. It must be unique and it must exist geographically. The door to the invisible must be visible.” – Mount Analogue, René Duamal

Curated by Joanna M. Wezyk

Rocio Rodriquez Salceda and Kevin Regan are each searching for their own personal Mount Analogue. This exhibition is a show of two people who are each on their own personal spiritual quests, not together but parallel to one another.

Rocio Rodriguez Salceda creates installations which combine paintings with vintage dresses and photography.

She grew up in 1980s Spain, a time of optimism undercut by fears lingering from 40 years of dictatorship – when women needed passes to travel alone, when ethnic immigration was illegal, when breaking a repressive silence could lead to jail or worse.

Using a variety of media, her art evokes a submerged humanity where tactile, intimate histories startle the present. Rocio Rodriguez Salceda makes an attempt to express what traditional portraiture cannot, making societal walls tangible then creating presences to fly within them in ways that generate possibilities.

Rocio Rodriguez Salceda graduated from the School of Fine Arts at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain with B.F.A. in photography and painting and she holds her M.F.A. degree in Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts in New York, NY.

Kevin Regan is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. He recently completed his MFA at School of Visual Arts where he was awarded the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award. He is co-curator, with Christopher Howard, of an ongoing online curatorial experiment called Enantiomorphic Chamber (http://enantiomorphic.blogspot.com/), which also featured a group show at NURTUREart that was also called Enantiomorphic Chamber. He’s deeply interested the phenomenology of salvia divinorum.

Kevin Regan’s art is a kind of writing that is not writing. It is not about knowing and then saying but, rather, saying and then knowing. The computer is the common element in much of what he does. He often works with inkjet prints and digital video.

The curator of this show, Joanna Wezyk is a painter who lives and works in New York. She graduated from Krakow Academy of Fine Arts, Poland with B.F.A. and M.A.; Kean University, NJ with M.A.T. and M.F.A. in Visual Arts from School of Visual Arts, New York. She is represented by Tina Kim Gallery, New York.

Joanna Wezyk climbs French Alps and Polish Tatras each summer.

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