APR 18 - MAY 16
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
7 - 11 PM
Coagula Curatorial is pleased to
present Abandoned Superhero - a solo show of new work by
Abel Alejandre. The exhibit opens Saturday, April 18 and runs thru
May 16. There is a reception for the artist on April 18 at 7 PM –
This exhibit comes on the heels of
the installation of a major public art project of Alejandre's
broke ground. Twelve permanent artwork panels by the artist are
now in place at the Westwood-Rancho Park Metro Station, part of
the Expo Line extension opening in early 2016.
Now the attention turns to Abandoned
Superhero - a show of new drawings. As with most of the
artist's work, this exhibit deals with the inner world of manhood.
Abandoned Superhero is an exploration of coming to terms
with aging while holding on to our ferocious appetites --
appetites to conquer, fight, love, run and to fly faster and
better than all.
The artist strives to collide life's
little insults that come with middle age into every man's innocent
dreams, aspirations to do good, to save the day, and desires to be
On this stage, the artist's subjects
are prepared to do anything. Alejandre wants to place his audience
in the uncomfortable position of judging a man. But no matter
their verdict, each subject Alejandre draws stands in defiance.
About the artist:
Abel Alejandre emigrated from Apatzingan, Mexico but considers
Wilmington, California his hometown. His popular signature style
is black on white, labor-intensive crosshatched renderings from
graphite that can take dozens of pencils and hundreds of hours to
complete. He has exhibited internationally and is in the permanent
collection of the Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. This is his
second solo show with Coagula Curatorial in Los Angeles.
EXHIBIT RUNS APRIL 18 THRU