Turquoise Tortoise Welcomes Artist Manny Valenzuela
At Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery, a wealth of new works are unveiled in “SW Silhouette: Manny Valenzuela” opening with an Artist Reception March 2ndfrom 5‑8pm with an Artist Talk presented at 6pm.
Valenzuela will provide a glimpse into the inspirations that drive his contemporary interpretations of iconic western silhouettes. Western abstract figures define the unique artwork of Manny Valenzuela. Whether he is working in three dimensions or two, these iconic figures present visual metaphors that hold both personal and global meaning. "I mainly work with western figures because of the poetic lifestyle they [represent]. It appears simple yet contains a complexity that goes beyond what seems obvious,” Valenzuela explains.
Valenzuela’s canvases often capture lone figures as well - a most western of western icons: Often the form of a man in a wide-brimmed hat and the slim trouser legs of that bygone era or the suggested shape of a long duster caught in the wind. A row of “pistoleros” figure in one painting, a mother and child in another, a couple in love in yet another.
Mark your calendars and stop by Turquoise Tortoise on 1st Friday, March 2nd, to meet Manny Valenzuela and gain insights from his Artist Talk. Visitors to Turquoise Tortoise will also be among the first to see the dramatic new renovations just completed at this 46-year old gallery.
“SW Silhouette: Manny Valenzuela” runs through March 11th.
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