Kirk Hopper Fine Art presents Benito Huerta: The Uncertainty of Doubt opening reception
Kirk Hopper Fine Art will be presenting the first solo exhibition for artist Benito Huerta, entitled The Uncertainty of Doubt. This exhibit will feature Huerta’s most ambitious works produced from 2006-2016.
Huerta’s body of work continues to explore the intersection of power and exploits through the act of seduction and destruction. Shock and Awe is one prime example: the painting emphatically depicts Paul Gauguin’s Spirit of the Dead Watching but with nuclear detonation as background. Huerta’s Shock & Awe references notions of aggression and submissiveness between two distinct cultures in the nuclear age. Between 1946 and 1958, in hopes of perfecting the atomic bomb to deter mankind from future catastrophe, the US advanced nuclear technology with atomic detonations on Pacific islands, inadvertently causing radioactive and cultural fallout amongst inhabitants deemed exotic yet uncivilized. Seventy years later, the nuclear monopoly once controlled by world powers is now being threatened by smaller unstable factions capable of creating the same destruction. Huerta’s work investigates the global role we play between arrogance and generosity.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through November 5.