• Cristina Vergano: The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery

    Cristina Vergano: The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    A guest admiring the work of  Cristina Vergano
    Cristina Vergano: The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Opening night for Cristina Vergano’s The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Artist Artist Cristina Vergano
    Artist Cristina Vergano
    A close up of Cristina Vergano's painting
    A close up of Cristina Vergano’s painting

    Press Release provided by the Gallery.

    Artist Cristina Vergano depicts wildlife locked in evolutionary struggles for primacy and reproduction. She freely mixes techniques that span from oil painting to collage, and often paints on unexpected found objects. Classical Latin quotes float through her paintings, shedding further meaning and lending a graphic, very contemporary dimension to this new body of work. The result is strong and original, sui generis.

    Cristina Vergano explains her unforgettable animal imagery as the metaphor for life:

    “…Struggle, fascination, aggression and longing are present, in different combinations, in each painting’s entanglement or standstill…

    Aggression and sex drive, the cornerstones of evolutionary survival, often blend together.

    …In addition to this Darwinian/Freudian dimension, “The Laws of Attraction” touches on a more existential note: each one of us is a warrior, each is a hero, struggling against the forces that confront us. In this sense, this cycle of paintings is my very personal interpretation of the early Romantic concept of ‘Sturm und Drang’: life as a turbulent, heroic struggle against the forces that confront us.

    The fight is a vital expression of passion, the essence of life itself.”

    Photography by Jamie Martinez and Dwight Pierre

    Cristina Vergano: The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Opening night for Cristina Vergano’s The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Cristina Vergano: The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Opening night for Cristina Vergano’s The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Cristina Vergano: The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Opening night for Cristina Vergano’s The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Valerie Jennings at the opening
    Valerie Jennings at the opening
    Artist Cristina Vergano signing her new book for a fan
    Artist Cristina Vergano signing her new book for a fan
    Cristina Vergano: The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Paintings  by Cristina Vergano
    Cristina Vergano: The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Opening night for Cristina Vergano’s The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Cristina Vergano's book which includes all the work in the show
    Cristina Vergano’s book which includes all the work in the show
    Cristina Vergano: The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Another crowd shot of Cristina Vergano’s The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Cristina Vergano: The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Opening night for Cristina Vergano’s The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    A close up of Cristina Vergano's painting
    Another close up of Cristina Vergano’s painting
    Cristina Vergano: The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Opening night for Cristina Vergano’s The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Cristina Vergano: The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    It was a full  house at the opening
    Cristina Vergano: The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
    Opening night for Cristina Vergano’s The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery
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