DiabloRosso is pleased to present “Keep The Lights On”, a group exhibition featuring works
by José Lerma, Donna Conlon, Ingrid Cordero and Fabrizio Arrieta.
The exhibition coincides with the opening of DiabloRosso’s new gallery space located in
the charming neighborhood of Santa Ana, right in front of the historic Plaza that bears
the same name. The new space opens a new relationship seeking to shape new interactions,
encounters, and discussions with the neighborhood and its inhabitants. Continuing in this
way with our mission of inclusion, education, critical reflection, independent thinking and
advance public appreciation of contemporary art and culture to generate social commentary
Jose Lerma’s recent body of work reflects his recurrent interest in historical figures,
using portraiture to depict status. Lerma creates abstract figures and saturated spaces
that intertwined with each other with a free-use of doodles. Presenting in this way, a
controlled-chaos, with an exuberant and intricate attention to detail, which fosters a
deeper engagement with the viewer. Sardonic portraits of uncouth socio-political figures
depict feelings of sadness, power, disgrace, and vanity with a tad of humor and darkness.
Donna Conlon’s “Comfort Zone” is a work of video art based on the conventions society
confine to us. The video depicts an anonymous woman walking inside a forest in-between
crowd control barriers, removing – sometimes with rage and force - the elastic bands that
prevent her from moving forward. Fighting against the allegories of the overwhelmingly vast
tropical jungle and the constraints created by society and ourselves.
Ingrid Cordero’s “Eco01” is a series of 4 performance photographs where the artist continues
to explore the relationship of the fabric as a plastic instrument and functional object.
Creating organic and abstract sculptures produced by the entanglements between the fabric
and her body. The artist puts herself in the forefront by removing any sign of identity,
wherein the body is an essential actor of activation, where body and textile become one.
Fabrizio Arrieta’s “El misterioso instante en que suceden las cosas” and “La maravilla de
los 30 días” are paintings that bring to the fore the divisive debate between abstract and
figurative art with the art of collage, manipulation, and appropriation of digital images.
His paintings demonstrate the impact generated by the media in the construction of our own
identity and even reject the idea of the totality; pushing his compositions - of fragmented
figures and objects - closer to complete abstraction, but only leaving small peeks of
reality. Making what is visible and recognizable more significant, even poignant.
The collective exhibition “Keep The Lights On” will remain until January 20, 2018.