COMING IN 2018:
NEW PROJECTS FROM CARLOS ROLON AND HEXTON GALLERY
Carlos Rolon, a child of first generation Puerto Rican immigrants, is internationally recognized for work that draws directly from history, culture and the exuberance of his childhood home. “I often channel ideas from my upbringing through tchotchkes, ornaments and mass produced faux objects d’art - such as vases, light fixtures, wallpaper, and textiles – which reflect a sense of 'blue collar baroque' and attainable luxury."
Rolon’s first collaboration with Hexton will focus on his recent floral paintings, exploring the tension between commerce and preservation; currency and beauty; and community as well as the displacement of them throughout Puerto Rico and the Caribbean region. Works will include paintings, unique and editioned collages and three dimensional floral assemblages.
Rolon’s floral works are currently the subject of a major exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art: https://noma.org/exhibitions/carlos-rolon-outsidein/