OSCAR MUÑOZ

"Proyecto para un Memorial  / Project for a Memorial"



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oscar Muñoz, Proyecto para un Memorial  / Project for a Memorial
October 21 – December 10, 2005
Opening reception: Friday, October 21, 7 to 9 PM


ITURRALDE GALLERY
116 S. La Brea Avenue (2nd floor), Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone (323) 937-4267; Fax (323) 931-9609
E-mail: <mailto:iturraldegallery@earthlink.net>
Web site, <http://artscenecal.com/Iturralde.html>
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10AM to 5PM, Saturday 11AM - 5PM


Los Angeles, CA., ITURRALDE GALLERY announces the exhibition Proyecto para un Memorial (Project for a Memorial) by OSCAR MUÑOZ.  The show will open with a reception on Friday, October 21 from 7 to 9 PM and will run thru December 10, 2005
 
With Proyecto para un Memorial, Muñoz presents his ongoing exploration of the ephemerality and vulnerability of human life, especially within violence that has permeated the Colombian landscape in recent years.  It is composed of 5 single-channel videos that show the artist's hand moving swiftly from one screen to the next, drawing portraits of anonymous faces with a paintbrush moistened with
water on a slab of stone that is exposed to the open-air and sunlight.  The hand moves desperately from one screen to the next in a futile effort to complete each portrait before it evaporates. Muñoz has also made a unique series of photographs for this exhibition. These 5 sets consist of 9 photos each.
 
Oscar Muñoz was born in Popayán, Colombia in 1951.  He has exhibited his work worldwide and has participated in many important exhibitions such as Amnesia: New Art from South America, which traveled throughout the U.S.; Re-Aligning Vision: Alternative Currents in South America, Miami Art Museum and the 2005 Venice Biennale in Italy.  His works are a part of several noteworthy collections including DAROS Latinamerica in Switzerland; Miami Art Museum, FL; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; and most recently, the Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC), Badajoz, Spain.




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