Gallery Mondays: Black Capitol

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Tomorrow is Election Day (finally) so I thought it would be fun to do something government related for today’s Gallery Mondays.

I saw this work of art resembling the U.S. Capitol at Robert Miller Gallery last year. It’s by Cuban art group Stainless and the piece is called Black Capitol (Capitolo Negro).

I found it fascinating that the canvas was painted with oil and polyester resin for this creation. It almost looks like a nicely decorated cake with all those raised ridges!

Learn more about Stainless here, and don’t forget to vote tomorrow if you’re able!

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Gallery Mondays: Arlés del Rio’s “Fly Away” @ Robert Miller Gallery

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A few weeks ago I was killing time by perusing some of Chelsea’s art galleries and found this awesome work of art by Cuban artist Arlés del Rio.

The gallery I had stumbled into was the Robert Miller Gallery where the Nuevos Colores exhibit was on display. This piece was towards the back of the gallery. It stood out to me, for obvious reasons.

The piece is called “Fly Away” and if you were in Times Square during the summer of 2014 you might have seen a similar work by Del Rio by the name of “Nearness.” The cut out artwork makes it look like something has burst through the gate and off to somewhere new.

I got kind of sentimental thinking about how the piece stands for our ability to break free from the things that hurt us, even if breaking free means hurting a bit more before it’s finally over.

Head to the Robert Miller Gallery to check out the exhibit before it closes on November 14th!