Manny Castro: Stormscape

403 Foothill Rd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210
May 21, 10 AM - 6 PM — ends Jun 19, 2021
Manny Castro “Stormscape” on view at UTA Artist Space starting May 21st.

UTA Artist Space is pleased to present Stormscape, an exhibition of new paintings of land and seascapes accompanied by large-scale sculpture by the Cuban American painter and sculptor Manny Castro. The exhibition narrative centers on a lone figure on a raft at sea, symbolizing the pilgrimage of Cuban exiles and the bravery of all immigrants venturing into the unknown across shores. Castro’s turbulent, atmospheric paintings transform the typically sunny Los Angeles gallery space into a stormy environment filled with wind, fog, and unruly waters.

Through beautifully layered figurative paintings and sculpture, Castro reveals the invisible amidst the visible and vice versa, creating a poetic tension between traditional painterly materials (acrylic and oil paint on canvas) with cowrie shells, burlap, and synthetic hair. The full vision of the artist manifests as an immersive experience that brings the ocean into the back gallery of UTA Artist Space.

Featured Image: Manny Castro "Turbulence," 2021, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60 inches