Residency: July-August 2017
Pablo Garcia's highly charged iconography speaks to such dramatic sentiment, where, like in the Baroque era, theatricality trumps the fainthearted. The drama in his work howls with highly charged iconography. Capturing the symbolic sources of Catholicism with eccentric materials is at the heart of his idiom. Employing silk as the whipcord of consciousness, he twists and weaves its thread in juxtaposition to more common materials. Can an artist reach beyond ordinary experience towards the metaphysical, the otherworldly? That is a question we can only imagine. Garcia's works point us in that direction.