PAINTINGS BY RENZO ORTEGA
January 15th through February 21st
Renzo Ortega dazzles us with an immersive installation that showcases a series of 8 large oil paintings along with found objects and video. Renzo literally painted the space in broad strokes, creating a celebratory, fantasy space that lures us with lush narrative images, then hooks us with a gamut of emotions that surface the moment we understand the stranger-than-fiction reality that each canvas pinpoints. Those realties are grave. The works were made exclusively during the pandemic. But Renzo is an energetic man, brimming with hope, and he vigorously invites us to indulge in a fantasy that could easily become a reality; that art will save us again.