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Night Gallery is delighted to present Solita, an exhibition of new paintings and ceramics by the Los Angeles-based artist Marcel Alcalá. Alcalá is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work encompasses painting, sculpture, and performance.

Press Release

Alcalá’s work finds personal expression in exuberant cultural and aesthetic intersections. At turns whimsical and devious, their body of work presents a spirited parallel universe which both conjures and challenges the queer Utopian impulse. Alcalá’s imagery is characterized by a distinct irreverence – COVID-19 cells are served on platters, fluorescent penises have sweetly smiling faces, and …

Alcalá’s work finds personal expression in exuberant cultural and aesthetic intersections. At turns whimsical and devious, their body of work presents a spirited parallel universe which both conjures and challenges the queer Utopian impulse. Alcalá’s imagery is characterized by a distinct irreverence – COVID-19 cells are served on platters, fluorescent penises have sweetly smiling faces, and bell-bottomed daisies chain-smoke cigarettes. But this playfulness masks an underlying reverence for the art historical, in works that collapse references spanning surrealism, the chromatic symbolism of …

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Location

2276 East 16th Street
Los Angeles, CA, US
Tue – Sat, 12 – 7pm