Edgar Varela Fine Arts is Proud to Present
Josh Talbott
June 21 – July 10, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday June 21, 2008 from 7 to 11pm

542 S. Alameda Street, 2nd Flr., Los Angeles, CA 90013
(Junglerush – corner of Alameda and Palmetto, enter from Palmetto on the 2nd Floor)
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Josh Talbott "Untitled" 2007, acrylic on canvas.

Edgar Varela Fine Arts is excited to introduce artist, Josh Talbott, in a visual investigation into the enigma that spans the space between the tangible present and the hazy memories the past has left behind. Emotionally surreal, this body of work searches for a distant utopian past and seeks to recreate the euphoric emotional pleasure originally experienced during a moment of nostalgia through color and brushwork.
Focusing on the human hand as the link between our potential for creation in the future and our actions of the past and present, his painting captures the history they chronicle for individuals and society alike. The irony of the hand as an instrument of activity battles with the static, two-dimensional environment they are presented in to produce a deafening silence reminiscent of surrealist painting; consider the emotional response to a de Chirico or Dali, romanticized.
Using his own unique blends of pigment, Josh accomplishes the rendering effects achieved by oil with the expeditious of acrylic. His paintings display an ominous glow with accents of eeriness that add to the unmistakable introspection and leads to contemplation of nostalgic dimension in relation to the present.
Josh Talbott is a self-taught painter with roots that travel deep into the South. Currently, he is carrying on his family legacy in Los Angeles as a third generation painter. Uprooted from New Orleans as a result of Katrina, Josh has firsthand experience with the surreal in daily life. With experiences ranging from street painting in New Orleans to sharing in the acceptance of an Oscar for set painting in the motion picture, Warm Springs (2005), Talbott’s career accomplishments speak for his formal accreditations.
Edgar Varela Fine Arts is dedicated to bringing new and emerging artists to the spotlight. EVFA showroom is located at 542 S. Alameda Street (at Palmetto St.) in Los Angeles, between 5th Street and 6th Street.
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