Ray Smith's exhibition is on view at La Tallera from December 2nd- March 18th 2018.
El Narciso de Jesús is a monumental exhibition of the most recent artworks of artist Ray Smith, retracing steps taken in both cities that have been home to his artistic production over the past two decades: New York City and Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Mirrors play the central role in this showing of works, transfigured into psychological ignition switches exposing multiple readings and opening up spatial multiplicities; seemingly, Smith has sublimated the psychological complexities of the figure of “Narcissus” in our time by imbuing the tumultuous circulation of online images with the potential to reinvent itself as visual and political messaging.
Curator: Taiyana Pimentel
Overlaid across more than a hundred mirrors installed for this show, a bomb blast of color and various references to figures from contemporary United States politics paradoxically construct an organized chaosthat is reminiscent of Siqueiros’ all- encompassing, yet conflicted, visual discourse.
The exhibition comprises: