March 14 - June 14, 2015 - Mr. and Mrs. Chesley G. Magruder Gallery II
Carlos Vega uses large sheets of lead which have been etched, punched and cut through to form images of the natural world. These images vary widely and include such subjects as trees, root systems, birds and constellations. Through these pierced lead surfaces can be seen brightly colored paintings and collages.
This subsurface contains such elements as historical documents, antique ledgers, library cards, postage stamps and newspaper clippings. These multi-layered works are poetic explorations of how we conceptualize, communicate and preserve our understanding of the world around us. This exhibition will include a selection of Vega’s recent works including an innovative suite of Vega’s relief multiples which were produced at Flying Horse Editions, the University of Central Florida’s fine art press.
Vega studied at the University of Fine Arts in Seville, Spain (1986) and then the University of Fine Arts in Madrid (1988). His work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the United States and Europe. Currently he lives in New York and is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery.