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Carlos Vega

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2012-13
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Jan 10 2013 - Mar 2 2013
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Carlos Vega
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New York City-dwelling, Spanish-born sculptor Carlos Vega alters large-scale, malleable metal plates through engraving and deep cuts. Vibrant fields of oil paint, stamps and collaged material reveal themselves beneath the geometric patterns and designs that undulate across the surfaces of his carved lead panels, hinting at the traditional latticed screens found in his native Melilla, Spain.

Carlos now lives and works in New York City. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City, a solo show, Apocrofos, at the Instituto de América (Centro Damián Bayón), Spain, and group exhibitions including Chelsea Visits Havana at the 9th Havana Biennial, Cuba; De Granada a Gasteiz Un Viaje de Ida y Vuelta, the Fundacion Artium, Alava, Spain; and Black Panther Rank and File, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, traveling to Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC.

Works: 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (through 1990)
 
2012
 
Carlos Vega: Tearing and Lifting,Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, April 26–May 26, 2012.
 
2011
 
Carlos Vega: In Plain Sight, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, January 6–February 5, 2011.
 
2008
 
Apocrifos, Instituto de América (Centro Damián Bayón), Granada, Spain
 
Carlos Vega: How Quiet, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, Washington
 
2007
 
Carlos Vega: Pure Science, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, September 22–October 6, 2007.
 
2004
 
Carlos Vega: Fables, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, November 18–December 23, 2004.
 
2003
 
Carlos Vega: Idle Traveler, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, April 16–May 17, 2003.
 
2002
 
Carlos Vega: If These Walls Could Speak, Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada, Spain
 
2001
 
Carlos Vega: A Piece of Glass and a Sheet of Paper, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
 
1994
 
Lorenzo Rodriquez Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
Galeria Jorge Albero, Madrid, Spain
 
1993
 
Ritos Privados, Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada, Spain
 
1992
 
Polyphonico: Pictures and Objects, Scheideggstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland
 
Visionario: Instalacion/Passage through the interior of Viacrucis, Sala Joan Miro, Palacio Congresos y Exposiciones, Madrid, Spain
 
Lorenzo Rodriguez Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
1990
 
Traveling exhibition, Caja Postal, Guadalajara y Salamanca, Spain
 
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (through 1990)
 
2011
 
Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, October 14–December 4, 2011.
 
2009
                       
Chelsea visits Havana  Havana Bienal De La Havana
 
2008
 
Art in Richard Meier on Prospect Park Richard Meier on Prosepct Park, Brooklyn, NY
 
2007
 
De Granada a Gasteiz Un Viaje de ida y Vuelta Fundacion Artium, Alava, Spain
 
2006
          
-poiesis, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, June 29–July 28, 2006.
 
Becados Manuel Rivera Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada, Spain
 
The Beautiful Game; Contemporary Art and Futbol, Roebling Hall, New York, NY
 
Black Panther Rank and File, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
 
The Whole World is Rotten, The Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
 
2005
 
2005 Collectors Show and Sale, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK
 
The Whole World is Rotten: Free Radicals and the Gold Coast Slave Castles of
 
Paa Joe, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
 
The City: Contemporary Views of the Built Environment, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
 
2004
 
A Charge to Keep, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
 
Where?, Clifford Chance, New York, NY
 
2003
 
Travelers Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
 
2002
 
Untitled, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
 
Doors: Image and Metaphor in Contemporary Art, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
 
2001
 
Starry Night, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
 
Realidad al Vacio, Salvador Diaz Gallery, Madrid, Spain
 
2000
 
Simultaneous, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
 
XVI Premio De Pintura L’Oreal, Centro Cultural del Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain
 
Deven Golden Gallery, New York
 
1999
 
Talavera Contemporanea, Centro Cultural San Francisco, Puebla, Mexico

1998
 
Domain, Islip Art Museum, curated by Karen Shaw, East Islip, NY
 
Absolute Secret, McKee Gallery, New York, NY
 
Interiors and Their Objects, The St. Paul Companies, Minneapolis, MN
 
U.N.E.D. Recent Acquisition, Casa de Velazquez, Madrid, Spain
 
1997
 
The Curiosity Room, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
 
1996
 
Galeria Jorge Albero, Madrid, Spain
 
1991
 
Moving the Body Forward, Pintures en Verano, Lorenzo Rodriguez Gallery, Chicago
 
The Dome Room, curated by Gail Forrest, Chicago, IL
 
1990
 

Studio of Contemporary Art (with Soledad Sevilla and John Armleder),Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

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