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Gil Batle: Re-Formed
Jan 19-Feb 24
OPENING RECEPTION AND ANNUAL WINTER PARTY: January 19, 6:30-9pm
Gil Batles ostrich egg, bas-relief carvings are striking visual chronicles of the American penal system from the inmates perspective.
Born and raised in San Francisco to Filipino parents, Batle spent over 20 years in and out of California prisons for fraud and forgery. To rebuild his life as a free man, he moved to a small island in the Philippines, where he honed his innate drawing abilities through the unlikely medium of carved ostrich egg shellseach with an architecture of pictorial panels supported and separated by a fine lattice of chain-link fencing, razor-wire, or hand-cuffs.
The artists new hyper-detailed, surreal playing card drawings open up new territory in an already remarkable oeuvre. Batles work and story have been featured in CBS News, The New York Times, The Paris Review, and Slate, among many others. Re-Formed is the artists second one-person show at Ricco/ Maresca Gallery.
More info: http://riccomaresca.com
George Widener: Magic Circles
Mar 01-Mar 31
March 1 - March 31, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: March 1, 6-8pm
Presenting Widener’s most recent body of work a visual exploration into the artist’s obsession with time, history, and artificial intelligence.