Join us in celebration of the opening of the first exhibition of the year and Diego Gutierrez’s first solo show, curated by Amy Galpin.
In his rigorous studio practice, Diego Gutierrez questions the function of painting. Synthesizing varied art-historical approaches, he pushes formal boundaries by tearing surfaces, adding sculptural elements, and reworking subject matter obsessively. Through this dedicated process, he investigates the construction of meaning and ruminates on how his work exists in his studio versus in a public setting, where it might be activated by viewers in unexpected ways.
Born in Los Angeles in 1982, Diego Gutierrez currently lives and works in Miami. He received his BFA from Cal State Fullerton in 2009 and a MFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. Gutierrez’s work has been included in multiple group exhibitions including ‘Welcome to Miami’ at The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, ‘Doers Doing’ at Gesamtkunst Werkshop, Brooklyn, N.Y., and ‘Spheres of Meaning: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books at the Frost Art Museum. Gutierrez is a studio resident at Oolite Arts.
Music by DJ Kumi
Complimentary drinks by Concrete Beach Brewery.