Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia’s work in Plegarias continues his Christian references inspired by ornamentation common to small Catholic chapels and matachín outfits. Pattern and mark-making here signify devotion. Plegarias is Spanish for a humble and fervent plea addressed to God.
For his exhibition "Plegarias," opening Saturday, November 7, 3 – 6 p.m. Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia’s work consists of small paintings on wooden panels, paper and canvas which continue the artist’s Christian references inspired by ornamentation common to small Catholic chapels and matachín outfits. Pattern and mark-making here signify devotion. "Plegarias" is Spanish for a humble and fervent plea addressed to God.
This exhibition marks a pause in the artist’s weaving production while reinforcing the role textiles and other decorative arts play in his practice. The sculpture in this show furthers the artist’s use of vernacular craft forms and materials in abstract yet iconic objects. Many of the works in this exhibition were made as side pieces while working on other main bodies of work, thus the literal and conceptual idea of marginalia comes into play. Marginalia here refers to side projects, painted sides of paintings, and the practice of annotation in scripture.
Born in Cd. Júarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Hurtado Segovia graduated with a BA from UCLA in 2003 and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2007. This year the Vincent Price Art Museum organized his first solo exhibition, a survey of work from 2007 to 2014, "Mis Papeles." Additionally his work has been featured this year in "Paperworks" at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, Fiberlicious at the LA Municipal Art Gallery and in the "SUR Biennial." His work is in the collection of The Hammer Museum as well as several corporate and private collections. He lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles where he also maintains his studio. Hurtado Segovia is Assistant Professor of Illustration at Otis College of Art and Design.