MARIEL CAPANNA + WILLIE WAYNE SMITH
April 07 – May 20, 2017
Opening Reception April 07, 8-11 pm
Central Park is pleased to announce Mariel Capanna + Willie Wayne Smith. For the exhibition, Capanna will present new works in fresco. Drawing upon research into Mexican and American folkways, the artist’s work undermines the staid character of the old world technique by commemorating colloquial imagery. In his first showing in Los Angeles, Smith will present a group of cast and airbrushed sculptures. Investigating the boundaries of tromp ’l’oeil, at times from the imagined perspective of an artist other than himself, Smith’s work is often realized as the site of fervent activity. Configured on the upper reaches of the gallery walls and set into the floor that has been raised and tiered for the exhibition, the installation aims to highlight recurrent processes of excavation in the two bodies of work.