is a two-person show featuring new work by Roberto Lugo
and Mat Tomezsko
. The exhibition is a visual exploration of the social conditions and historical through-lines that make our contemporary world both terrible and beautiful. The exhibition will run from October 4th 2019 –– January 25th 2020.
Lugo and Tomezsko, both raised in Philadelphia, share a sensibility that is informed by graffiti and the urban environment of the city. Lugo’s works are multicultural mash-ups, European and Asian porcelain forms reimagined as vessels of representation for those historically absent from such luxury items. His work balances the perceptions associated with porcelain and hip hop, combining seemingly incongruous cultures into a single tradition. Tomezsko similarly uses medium in a metaphorical way, incorporating found materials such as weekly coupons and asphalt into formal abstract compositions. The works appear like post-war and minimalist paintings, but contain layers of imagery and meaning that operate outside of the visual system and traditional narrative.
An opening reception with the artists will take place on Friday, October 4th from 6-8 pm at Wexler Gallery.
Address: 201 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106