March 1 – 29, 2012
Artist reception will take place on March 1st, from 6 – 9 pm
The color-saturated and sensual canvases of renowned Panamanian painter Olga Sinclair are paired with the equally rich and masterful paintings and sculpture of Mexican/Los Angeles Master Victor Hugo Zayas in an exhibition designed to highlight their dynamic strengths in form and composition.
An artist in perpetual motion, Sinclair’s body of work is continually evolving – from her beginnings in figural work to sculpture and now abstraction. These paintings in particular represent a departure from the artist’s earlier style with color and form taking primary focus. Sinclair’s art forms part of the permanent collections of museums in Latin America, the United States and Europe.
With a keen sense of observation, Zayas works swiftly. His subject matter encompasses the figure, landscape, and cityscape, and the breadth and generosity of his paints cover canvas and, surprisingly, paper. Looking to artworks by European masters such as Velázquez, Titian, Rembrandt, Fragonard, and Goya, Zayas has developed an expressionist style of paint handling that renders landscape as visceral, moody, and passionate. Recently Zayas opened a solo exhibition at Laguna Art Museum, Mi Orbra comprised of his most notable pantings along with a series of sculptures made from gun remnants donated by the LAPD through the gun buyback program.