Isabel Santos’s work for her new solo exhibit, Over and Over and Over and, are meditations on repetition. First created with meticulous and painstaking studies in bed, the resulting images are larger pieces that were imagined in repose. “Unplanned quarantine works were driving me insane.” The inescapability of repetition has been linked to a particular kind of loss of sanity. Cabin fever sweeping across the country has made dull Jacks out of all of us.
What does it mean for a common folk to be an artist in our time? This time, when the ruling class already got their dibs on our world and of its people. What does it mean to feel this rich spirit of creation and magic slowly loosening its grip on your body in exchange for more time to clean, to make food, to commute to and away from work, to survive?
Grayscale is a group show work by 11 artists, following a very loose brief concerning black and white. Curated by Soler Santos, the exhibition pulls the focus away from color and showcases an array of interpretations that breathe new life into what can be viewed as an extremely old trope.
Oil on canvas
2 x 3 feet
Catalog No. 14219