The Miami Herald on Carlos Salas "At MOCA North Miami: The world according to Carlos Salas"

Nick Swerdlow
Jun 15, 2016 3:13AM

Swerdlow Art Group is pleased to present Carlos Salas and his recent retrospective at MOCA North Miami, which received wonderful praise from George Fishman of the Miami Herald

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"The show feels coherent, clearly reflective of Salas’ singular point of view. Whatever his principal palette choices for a given series — golden hues or deep oceanic blue-greens — the works conjure softly nuanced volumetric spaces. An underlying grid is sometimes visible beneath multicolored drips, streams, blotches, meandering lines, stains and clusters of linear incisions — even snappedchalk lines. Like calligraphy or musical notation, these constitute Salas’ distinctive language of mark-making and provide a complex rhythmic punctuation that weaves across the often diaphanous veils of thinner paint." 

You can read the entire article in The Miami Herald  here.

Installation view of Carlos Salas: Latin American and the Global Imagination at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. 2015

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