March 27 - April 24, 2010
Saturday March 27, 2010
Young Art presents Buy American, an exhibit new work by Victor Torres. The opening reception will be held Saturday, March 27 from 6 - 9pm and will remain on view through April 24, 2010.
Torres’ large-scale assemblages are built like machines. His approach is unexpected compared to the chaotic nature of his materials. Objects are overlapped and juxtaposed with precision and as a result, each element is integral to the final form. In Untiltled (Dead Cat), the old splintered wood, dead cat and copper wire, dripping mud and cardboard bananas, are transformed into a single work while still retaining their individual identity. What is important is what happens when all the right parts come together. The composite is itself their discourse.
However strange the arrangement, it is impossible to overlook his meticulous control and finesse. Torres’ formal concerns are demonstrated in the delicacy and detail. Reminiscent of Rauschenberg’s Combines, Torres embraces the rejected, the discarded and the worthless. He flaunts the realism intrinsic to assemblage, bringing the art closer to life.
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