On Saturday, March 5, 2022, Regen Projects debuted an exhibition of new works by Abraham Cruzvillegas. For his third solo presentation at Regen Projects, Cruzvillegas takes inspiration from the work of Mexican poet Concha Urquiza to create an all-new series of drawings, paintings, and sculptures all produced on-site during the installation of the exhibition. The exhibition will remain on view through April 23, 2022. Remember to confirm with gallery all covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).

Over the past decade Cruzvillegas has continually explored the ways in which his life and experiences can find representation in physical form. His humorous but incisive takes on identity often employ animal avatars to draw out similarities between humans and other species, particularly primates. In a new series of drawings, the artist’s own photographic likeness serves as the basis for such investigations. Thin textiles printed with images of his face act as canvases that Cruzvillegas will embellish with designs rendered in bold colors. Employing a similar formal language, the artist will also present a group of large-scale calligraphic paintings. Composed flat on the gallery floor, he will use a mop or broom to apply paint in loose, expressive gestures that serve as records of their performative nature and translate from the rhythms and tones of the poems of Concha Urquiza into abstract form.

On view: March 5, 2022 – April 23, 2022

What:  Abraham Cruzvillegas
Where: Regen Projects, 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90038
Phone: 310 276-5424
Website: https://www.regenprojects.com