Julian Navarro proudly presents Power Ties a solo exhibition by Guerra de la Paz.
“POWER TIES is an exploration into the effectiveness of both symbolism and satire as methods of communicating the unmentionable, with the objective to create a visual language that depicts scenes where the ethics and morals of the influential are narrated by irony and righteousness.
Guided by historic relevance and society’s structure of power, the work depicts the height of civilization and the cause of its decline in a dialogue of rudimentary ideals conceptually embellished with a passementerie of controversy.
Guerra de la Paz
Man’s Best Friend, 2011 Mannequin on stand, found garments and shoes, men’s neckties, wire, carpet runner 82 x 82 x 48 in.
Monday through Friday, 2005 Men’s ties wire and aluminum wall brackets Size variable
Assertive yet gentile in its delivery, POWER TIES provides comedic relief to a subject that delves into the darkest depths of the preeminent topics of the status quo and engages the viewer with humorous portrayals of a treacherous, high stakes game where underhanded deception is splendiferously rewarded.
Personified by empty shells of clothing that appear to be void of human control and stylized to identify with the affluent and authoritative image of success, POWER TIES offers settings that illustrate the physically nonexistent nature of a ubiquitous dominion and its consequential stronghold on society in a story line characterized by neckties that represent unscrupulous misdeeds and the sacrifices one makes for personal gain”… Guerra de la Paz. Guerra de la Paz is the composite name that represents the creative team efforts of Cuban born artists, Alain Guerra (Born: 1968 Havana, Cuba) and Neraldo de la Paz (Born: 1955 Matanzas, Cuba. Live and work in Miami, Florida) and have been consistently producing collaboratively since 1996.
Sealing the Deal, 2009 Mannequin on stand, found garments and shoes, men’s neckties, wire 82 x 48 x 36 in.
November 3 - December 15, 2012
Opening Reception November 3 | 6-10pm
Julian Navarro Projects
36-01 36th Ave. Long Island City, NY 11106
Their work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and art fairs as well as other unconventional venues internationally, including: The Saatchi Gallery - London, Miami Art Museum, Art Museum of the Americas - Washington DC, Americas Society - NYC, Chicago Cultural Center, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY, Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI, El Museo Universitario de el Chopo - Mexico City, The Prague Quadrennial of Performance, Design and Space - CZ, and most recently, Federation Square - Melbourne AU. For further information, please contact Julian Navarro at [email protected] or by telephone at 718 532 8767.