DECADENT DECADES, OAKLAND/ALBISOLA YEARS – THE FOURTH WALL GALLERY
January 11 - March 7
The Fourth Wall Gallery is pleased to present Decadent Decades, Oakland/Albisola Years, a solo exhibition by Oakland-based artist, Juan Carlos Quintana. The works in the exhibition, consisting of paintings, drawings, and prints made during the last decade in several studios in Oakland, CA, show examples of the artist wide-ranging oeuvre. Working in an array of mediums and techniques that emphasizes a satirical world view, Quintana seeks to integrate the visual carnavalesque of urban life with a lexicon of personalized imagery made unique by way of unlikely juxtapositions that underlines a keen social commentary of the times in which we live. Canvases and works on paper are populated by a motley parade of characters which may include heads, skulls, and anthropomorphic objects held together by a whimsical gestural rawness and vibrancy.
Artist Name: Juan Carlos Quintana