ICOSA Collective presents "Fragments and Memories: Shawn Camp and Michael Villarreal" opening reception
ICOSA Collective presents "Fragments and Memories: Shawn Camp and Michael Villarreal," an exhibition of recent paintings that reveal the connection between perception, materiality, and the recollection and re-interpretation of past experience.
Camp’s newest paintings present contradicting geometric planes and paradoxical spatial relationships. Through unpredictable angles and ever-changing surfaces formed by numerous layers of translucent paint, he examines the mysteries of materiality, shape and color.
Villarreal’s current paintings show the bare bones of the house he grew up in. The paintings only display a glimpse of the building process, enabling an opportunity to connect and envision its completion. Each painting was created within a week, allowing for alla prima and impasto techniques to produce abstract moments that, at times, never really feel finished. Through the excessive building and layering of paint, the house can transcend its original purpose and foster a new narrative while maintaining the basic visual familiarity.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until April 2.