Much of my work revolves around having a dual identity, of dislocation and displacement, and of feeling a sense of disorientation from growing up in 2 countries. These two geographies, Mexico and the United States, were parallel worlds with distinct customs and rituals that have become a point of investigation in my work …
The installation “Seagreen Mist” was part of the project Island Universe. Following the ancient Chinese notion of the five main elements of nature (fire, earth, water, metal and wood), a group of artists was invited to explore elements of Governors Island: Water, Wind, Light, (Is)land and People. Transforming the rooms, stairways, and hallways of a house into a series of installations …
Carly Ivan Garcia has developed and evolved a unique neo-abstract art style. Garcia’s language of imagery is translated through strong form and bold palettes. In the past few years, his work has been shown in numerous gallery solo’s around California and countless group shows all over the West coast.
I envision my art as promoting the positive essence of the human experience to create harmony in the community. I want my pieces to wake up the audience from idling in the impermanence of the floating world and make them become aware of living fully in the present moment. To advance them to a level of consciousness embodied in the following declarations: Live the life. Now is the time. Focus and concentrate.
In the human figure, I find a framework of infinite possibilities for content and narrative that is viscerally connected to each of us. The well-established tradition of figurative sculpture in almost all ethnic cultures throughout the world immediately connects me to a dialogue that demands contribution and adamantly opposes resolution. At this stage, I create my work on a small scale. Although I have goals of creating larger work, the current scale enables me to express ideas with relative speed and efficiency. My solitary free-standing figures are as much maquettes for larger, as yet to be realized works as they are finished pieces.
Often times, the piece developed as a lone sculpture will find its way into a composition consisting of multiple figures.
The paintings of Nola Romano depict a personal iconography of self portrait- based narratives of multiple identities. Dual Jekyl and Hyde personas reside in layered panoramic landscapes. Ms. Romano’s work takes inspiration from a myriad of sources ranging from British children’s book illustration, to Renaissance painting, and natural history illustrations. The female characters, animal companions, and their narratives collide in a maze of mishaps in the cycle of life.