Monday, May 17, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Felix de la Concha at Big Town Gallery

Felix de la Concha


paintings from 2002 - 2008

May 26 – July 11, 2010

Opening reception:

Saturday, May 29 5-7

Felix de la Concha paints every day, and has so for the last thirty years. Whether outside bundled against the elements to capture an odd angle on a Vermont shed exterior – clutching delicate brush in a fat, paint-flecked mitten – or huddled beneath the soaring architectures of the sumptuous interiors of our oldest museums and landed institutions, commemorating the various silences in time's passage through their uninhabited spaces – Felix de la Concha shows us new ways of seeing the familiar in the present, new ways of knowing the old. Perspective is how we manage space. De la Concha goes one better, managing perspective itself to bring home what it means to exist in space and how like some gravity-bending-light relativity, space and its perspective conform as well to our presence and view. De la Concha's sense of composition is unerring and unique, his verisimilitude serves as an ultra-reliable narrator of the experience of his locations. In these paintings from 2002 to 2008, from locations in North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Vermont he brings us a new way of seeing and experiencing a plein air painting.

BigTown Gallery

99 North Main

Rochester, VT 05767


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