Conduit Gallery presents Roberto Manguia Eternityest One opening reception
Inspired by his love of invention and faith in the generative powers of the intuitive process, Roberto Munguia will exhibit 24 new works on paper and prints that showcase the artist's ongoing investigations with wax, ink and paint. Since the late 1970s Munguia has used some form of encaustic in his work, and has recently developed a unique monotype painting process prevalent in this exhibition. Using heated aluminum sheets covered with encaustic paint, the artist manipulates a wax image onto Yupo plastic sheeting. The painting is then over-layed with acrylics and oils to create the final expression. In addition, works such as Sensorio, composed of sheets of clear or frosted Yupo are soaked in a "soup" of acrylic, ink, and oxgall water. The resulting thickly layered film is manipulated until the image is revealed. These works mark significant developments in the artist s process begun in 2011 and introduced in his previous Conduit show, TepeQuetzalandia.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through December 31.