Home & Jungle:
Reception: 6-9 PM, Friday, January 29
Gallery Installation and two dance performances featuring Cesar
Forero with dancer Michelle Moylan, dancer Sandra Clarke, and
soprano singer Pam Patel.
Cesar Forero’s exhibition is aptly titled Home and Jungle for his
vivacious work encompasses a wide range of imagery embracing
everything from the quotidian to the exotic. Forero’s work is truly
multidisciplinary and accomplished across the disciplines.
Originally from Colombia, Forero is an architect, figure skater,
dancer, choreographer, costume designer, painter, sculptor and
relational fabricator. He enthuses. His infectious creativity feeds
from the normal humdrum to transform into spectacle as he stitches,
pastes, welds, rehearses and details. It is difficult not to use
superlatives in the face of his prodigious output and once seen, his
productions are hard to forget.
Having presented the performance and exhibition The Box in 2008,
Headbones Gallery anticipates with pleasure the presentation of Home
There will be a 7:00 PM dance performance on Friday, January 29th
and a 4:00 PM dance performance on Saturday, January 30th.
Cesar Forero’s art practice has developed from the exploration and
creation of multimedia installations and two and three dimensional
artworks. Originally from Colombia, Forero’s academic background in
architecture is combined with an MA from the Minnesota State
University and a MFA from the University of Waterloo.
Inspired by social problems that affect contemporary society,
Forero’s installations are intended to create a liminal space with
the purpose of abstracting the viewer from everyday reality into a
symbolic experience. Narratives found in popular stories,
literature, and songs are transformed into carnivalesque
installations, paintings, sculptures, video, and performance as
visual testimony of his social interest.
artist’s background in architecture, informed by his interest in
constructivism and deconstruction, is a reference for the geometric
elements in his work. From his social concern, the works are
influenced by the plastic execution of using unconventional and
recycled materials, which is also common in deconstructed
Cesar’s interest in movement, from years of figure roller skating
practice combined with his heritage of street dance during carnivals
that has motivated him to incorporate dance performance within his
work. Movement and dance also feed the creation of his paintings and
sculpture. Usually displayed in wall-to-wall installations, Cesar
Forero’s work allows for the viewer to be a fully integrated
participant in the narrative of his work. Forero’s artwork has shown
in Columbia, USA, Canada and Japan..
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