OOMPH- MICHAEL VILLARREAL
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 2014, 6-8pm
Exhibition runs through October 18, 2014.
Michael Villarreal‘s tactile paintings blur one’s ability to distinguish landscape from figure and movement from stillness. In a palette ranging from mouthwatering frosting to sallow drywall putty, his work polarizes the viewer between an accessible image and aloof painterly expression. In the passages of Villarreal’s work, lines become ravines, figures become mountains, at once delicate and hasty.