Carlos Estévez: Beachcomber

September 18, 2020 – January 16, 2021

Carlos Estévez, Sempiternal Ballet Rehearsal, 2015, assemblage, found objects, and pigments and drawing on wood, 121" x 192" x 24"

Carlos Estévez, Kaleidoscopic City, 2018, Oil and watercolor pencil on canvas, 50" x 84"

Carlos Estévez, Palingenesis, 2020, assemblage, 48" x 48" x 7.5"

Carlos Estévez, Ceremonial Phone, 2016, mixed media, 46" x 50" x 10.5"

Carlos Estévez, Instrumento Para Calcular Lo Impredecible, 2016, gouache and watercolor pencil on paper, 18.5" x 28"

Carlos Estévez, The Spirit of the Battle, 2016, Drawing on paper, collage, hair, wood, and strings, 59" x 24"

Carlos Estévez, Optometry of the Invisible, 2014, Assemblage, carved wood, and found objects, 18.5" x 22.5" x 9.5"

Carlos Estévez, Habitable Inhabitants, 2018, Oil and watercolor pencil on canvas, 66" x 100"

Carlos Estévez, Press Phone, 2020, assemblage, 14" x 17" x 14.5"

Carlos Estévez, Sedna, 2016, ceramic, 15" diameter

Press Release

LaCa Projects presents Beachcomber, the gallery’s third solo exhibition of internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Carlos Estévez. Beachcomber is a multimedia exhibition consisting of over fifty artworks in painting, found object assemblage, and ceramics. Join us for the unveiling of a pivotal juncture in the continuous evolution of Carlos’ artistic process, with references to archetypal themes of metaphysics, transformation, and human spirituality. 

In these works, Estévez builds worlds, allegories for the tension between our microcosms of imagination and our macrocosms of existence, as we try to suspend ourselves between the two to maintain our sanity. He draws from experiences as varied as his compositions: a life started in Cuba, but with significant time in Paris, Charlotte, and in the last few decades, Miami. He bends these experiences through the conceptual lens of illuminated manuscripts, medieval texts, and contemporary philosophy, what Estévez has described as “transcriptions and translations of my everyday observations into images.”

In honor of this exhibition, a socially distant opening reception will take place at LaCa Projects on Friday, September 18th, from 3 – 8 PM. 

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