FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016 – Caledon, ON
The Bartlett Gallery is pleased to announce a new Exhibition by Carlos Delgado and Alex Usquiano.
Vice Versa is the coming together of two newcomer artists, both originally from Colombia, to share their interpretation of the human expression, and lack thereof, within urban, manmade systems. Using paintings and photography to tell a story, Delgado and Usquiano explore themes of subtle human expressions in our modern system and at the same time highlight the rejection, or lack of that same expression.
Carlos’ work “Being Human in the System” brings the viewer into the everyday, mundane of human nature. Alex’s work “I Am Not Here”, on the other hand, explores the experience of human expression disappearing within our modern urban systems and structures. First time showing their work together, Carlos and Alex hope to spark the conversation in Vice Versa about these two co-existing and seemingly paradoxical perspectives of human beings in an urban environment.
About Carlos Delgado: Born and raised in Colombia and currently living in Toronto, Delgado (Painter) has been recognized for his work through being nominated as a two-time finalist for the TELUS and Toronto Arts Foundation’s Newcomer Artist Award (2014 and 2015) and through receiving a certificate of recognition by Toronto Liberal MP of Multiculturalism for his commitment to promoting the diversity and multiculturalism of Toronto for his 2013 solo show. He has also been awarded the RBC Art Access Fund Grant for his “Travelers Under the Moon” series. Carlos’s lively and engaging live painting style has put him at the forefront of the live painting scene working for events such as Toronto Raptors Playoffs, Pan Am Opening Reception and multiple large corporations, business and foundations.
About Alex Usquiano: Usquiano, is a newcomer to Canada. He, too, was born and raised in Colombia, now making his home in Toronto. For more than 15 years, Alex has focused on the new languages of Art (Photography and Photo manipulation) digital art. He has exhibited multiple solo and collective exhibits both in Colombia and in Canada. His work has been exhibited during the Hispanic Heritage Month in 2015 and is a recent winner of the RBC Arts Access Fund. Alex is also an artist educator and has a radio art program called MUSA ENFERMA.
Vice Versa opens on June 8 and runs until July 4. The show’s Opening Reception takes place on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 2 – 4pm.
The Bartlett Gallery
Suite 104, 1402 Queen St. W.
Alton, Caledon ON 519-940-0199
For More Information or interviews contact:
Teresa Brownell/Lynda Grant