Max Presneill | Carlos Beltran-Arechiga
216 S. Louise St, Glendale, CA 91205
Friday, April 12 at 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Ends May 18, 2024
Tufenkian Fine Arts is pleased to present Quid Pro Quo, featuring recent recent work by Max Presneill. Max Presneill makes large, bold and colorful abstract paintings, with figurative collage elements, attempting to meld formal painterly concerns of spatiality, mark-making, and materiality with ethical considerations regarding the nature of masculinity, sub-cultural resistance, tribalism, anti-racism, aspects of power/violence and membership/obligation in relationship to autobiography, cultural histories and a sense of presence in the face of ones own mortality. His dynamic work will be on view at TFA thru May 18. - Tufenkian Fine Arts is pleased to present Anocherer, an exhibition of new works by Carlos Beltran Arechiga, opening Friday, April 12 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM. The exhibition will remain on view through May 18. The collection titled Anochecer, meaning "becoming night," offers a unique opportunity for introspection and reflection, a break from our daily routines. These artworks encourage us to explore the depths of our fears, to confront the creatures that once haunted our childhood nightmares. These pieces are more than just visually appealing; they serve as a portal to our innermost thoughts and memories, prompting us to reflect on the loss of our innocence as we grew older. They challenge us to consider the moments that shaped our transformation, the vulnerabilities and traumas that eroded our innocence over time. What led us to stray from the boundless belief and creativity we possessed as children? What caused us to lose touch with our unfiltered trust and curiosity? These are the questions that Anochecer forces us to confront. It pushes us to reevaluate the true meaning of wisdom. Is it worth sacrificing our childlike wonder and creativity for the sake of knowledge? Is the trade-off truly beneficial in the long run? Anochecer is more than just a collection of artworks; it is an immersive experience, a journey of self-discovery, and a reminder to reconnect with our lost innocence and creativity. And perhaps, through this process, we may rediscover a part of ourselves that we thought was lost. As Friedrich Nietzsche once said, "There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day."
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