Carlos Huante and Jose Ismael Fernandez
October 7 - October 31, 2008
Artist Reception: Friday October 10, 6-10pm.
Creator of some of the most innovative monsters and characters for film through his work at Lucas Digital, Carlos Huante unveils for the first time his series of new media paintings and drawings alongside realism-influenced sculptor Jose Ismael Fernandez and his love of the human form.
For Carlos Huante, everything is important when it comes to artistic influences, especially his faith which is the lens through which he sees everything. In this latest series, Huante addresses "upside downs." Says Huante, "I like to find the truths that I believe in every day life and talk about those things through my work." Sculptor Jose Ismael Fernandez is heavily influenced by realism and more importantly the Classical love of the human form, but he allows his imagination to run free, thereby freeing his vocabulary along with the figures he creates. "Much of my work," says Fernandez, "deals with Ancient biblical themes, specifically the struggle of mankind both with his self and with the inherent hostility that's to be found in the outside world... Ultimately the only symbol that matters is the piece itself and how each individual chooses to see it."