Opening Reception on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 6 to 9PM.
August 25, 2018 - September 24, 2018
Color Feels showcases Venegas' ongoing explorations in tone and dimension, including new works from his Lost Grid and Day Map series. He sees painting as a way to improvise and organize the "emotional data" in his mind. He assigns values to different tasks, events, and situations and translates them into overlapping shapes of varying sizes. These individual shapes build a unified piece that represents the balance of elements in his life, much in the way a large event has a broad effect on day-to-day life while smaller moments also leave a profound impression.
As a New York-based artist, Evan Venegas uses imagery that is loosely based on the urban, industrial landscape that surrounds him. His creative process is rooted in the recognizable world but expressed by abstract shapes and vibrant colors. He seeks to create an experience that inspires a change in perception for the viewer.
Venegas began painting with oils at a young age, and started developing his technique, of realistic rendering of imaginary objects, in his early teens. Born and raised in Queens, New York, he began his art education at Parsons School of Design, then moved to San Francisco to complete a BFA in Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. He returned to New York in 2000.