Custodio and Valero at Galerie Anna

Galerie Anna presents a back-to- back show of two

abstractionists, Gary Custodio’s “Connected” (East Wing)

and Valen Valero’s “Breakthrough” (West Wing) on May

4, 2017.

The simultaneous exhibition of artists working in the

same non-representational idiom affords the audience a

view of the fertile resources of both color and form, in

distinctive, signature styles that define each artist’s

power of expression.

Award-winning artist Gary Custodio examines the

nature of light and geometry and the way each connects

and absorbs the other in a oneness of purity and

simplicity, conveying a deeply meditative and mysterious

spirit of art.

His ideas on color veer towards the minimalist vein,

reductive, rather than projective, in its implicit

references to transcendence and immateriality. Custodio

dispenses with complex configurations, preferring

instead the severe geometry and structural discipline of

the grid.

In contrast, Valen Valero generates visual

excitement with the unexpected turn of her new works,

piled with non-traditional mixed-media materials

brimming with the fervor of experimentation. The works

are relief constructions, assemblages projected from the

picture plane with diagrams and directions, signaling

movements that derail the eyes from familiar paths.

An innovative approach comes with Valero’s

irregular shaped canvases, echoed by the protrusions of

wooden armatures nailed around the pictorial edge, a

decisive break from spatial limitations.

Both shows run until May 18.

-CID REYES

Custodio and Valero at Galerie Anna

Galerie Anna presents a back-to- back show of two

abstractionists, Gary Custodio’s “Connected” (East Wing)

and Valen Valero’s “Breakthrough” (West Wing) on May

4, 2017.

The simultaneous exhibition of artists working in the

same non-representational idiom affords the audience a

view of the fertile resources of both color and form, in

distinctive, signature styles that define each artist’s

power of expression.

Award-winning artist Gary Custodio examines the

nature of light and geometry and the way each connects

and absorbs the other in a oneness of purity and

simplicity, conveying a deeply meditative and mysterious

spirit of art.

His ideas on color veer towards the minimalist vein,

reductive, rather than projective, in its implicit

references to transcendence and immateriality. Custodio

dispenses with complex configurations, preferring

instead the severe geometry and structural discipline of

the grid.

In contrast, Valen Valero generates visual

excitement with the unexpected turn of her new works,

piled with non-traditional mixed-media materials

brimming with the fervor of experimentation. The works

are relief constructions, assemblages projected from the

picture plane with diagrams and directions, signaling

movements that derail the eyes from familiar paths.

An innovative approach comes with Valero’s

irregular shaped canvases, echoed by the protrusions of

wooden armatures nailed around the pictorial edge, a

decisive break from spatial limitations.

Both shows run until May 18.

-CID REYES

Start Date: 
Friday, May 5, 2017
End date: 
Friday, May 5, 2017
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Custodio and Valero at Galerie Anna

Galerie Anna presents a back-to- back show of two

abstractionists, Gary Custodio’s “Connected” (East Wing)

and Valen Valero’s “Breakthrough” (West Wing) on May

4, 2017.

The simultaneous exhibition of artists working in the

same non-representational idiom affords the audience a

view of the fertile resources of both color and form, in

distinctive, signature styles that define each artist’s

power of expression.

Award-winning artist Gary Custodio examines the

nature of light and geometry and the way each connects

and absorbs the other in a oneness of purity and

simplicity, conveying a deeply meditative and mysterious

spirit of art.

His ideas on color veer towards the minimalist vein,

reductive, rather than projective, in its implicit

references to transcendence and immateriality. Custodio

dispenses with complex configurations, preferring

instead the severe geometry and structural discipline of

the grid.

In contrast, Valen Valero generates visual

excitement with the unexpected turn of her new works,

piled with non-traditional mixed-media materials

brimming with the fervor of experimentation. The works

are relief constructions, assemblages projected from the

picture plane with diagrams and directions, signaling

movements that derail the eyes from familiar paths.

An innovative approach comes with Valero’s

irregular shaped canvases, echoed by the protrusions of

wooden armatures nailed around the pictorial edge, a

decisive break from spatial limitations.

Both shows run until May 18.

-CID REYES

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