all new work by Hugo Crosthwaite
13 Pencil and charcoal drawings on paper and wood panels
Two pencil on canvas 16 x 6 ft banners

Hugo Crosthwaite, "Apoteosis del Gordo"
40 x 32", pencil, charcoal on paper ©2004

September 17 - October 16 , 2004
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 18, 2004, 7 – 10 p.m.
Meet the Artist and Drawing Demonstration with special musical guest: Saturday, October 9, 2004, 7-9 p.m.

Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space
1665 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 (1 mile west of downtown LA)
Contact: Reyes Rodriguez / Marialice Jacob
Phone, 213.481.8112
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Gallery hours: DURING EXHIBITS: Wed - Fri: 12 noon - 4 pm; Sat: 1 - 5 pm or by appointment

Hugo Crosthwaite, one of Tijuana's young and most recognized artists, makes a return to Tropico de Nopal exhibiting all new work at this gallery near downtown LA, at the edge of Echo Park. Last year, Crosthwaite was introduced to Los Angeles at Tropico de Nopal with the successful exhibit entitled "Urbe Tenebrosa" a dramatic landscape presentation of the "colonias" in Tijuana. This year the exhibit entitled "CAPRICHOS" (CAPRICHO, m .caprice, whim, fancy; (mus.) irregular but pleasing composition) takes us into the inner world of the absurd and magical juxtaposition of human relationships and physical shortcomings, provoking thought and imagination.

He continues to go against the current of contemporary artistic trends by working with pencil and charcoal on paper,wood and canvas . He is a master of the human figure who refuses to succumb to the temptation and seduction of conventional beauty. This current body of work is asserting of Crosthwaite's serious, duo-toned and distinct neo-classical style in treatment and approach, yet contemporary, warm and sensuous.

Hugo Crosthwaite has had solo exhibitions both in Mexico and the United States. Among them "Tablas de Una Novena" at Tijuana's Centro Cultural. He participated in the collective show of Tijuana artists "Pintura Fresca" at California State University, Los Angeles, and in the major exhibition "The Perception of Appearances: A Decade of American Contemporary Figurative Drawing," at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. He is scheduled to have a solo exhibition at the Virginia Miller Gallery in Miami in the Spring of 2005.

Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space is a venue dedicated to exhibiting and promoting contemporary emerging and mid-career artists through cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary art forms. The gallery schedules four to six exhibits per year. CAPRICHOS initiates the gallery’s third season.

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