Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art presents Juan Alberto Negroni: "Sereno" opening reception
Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art will present "Sereno," a solo exhibition by artist Juan Alberto Negroni.
In meteorology, "Sereno" is the term used to describe clear skies without clouds or fog. It is also used to describe the slightly cold humidity of the night. For many hispanic cultures, "Sereno" is an invisible monster that attacks kids who play outside when the night is falling. "Sereno" smells like green grass and purple flowers so you wont be afraid of it. It dresses like humid mist and invades kids’ bodies making them sick. It is an evil entity from which your parents are always trying to protect you from, by asking you to “come and play inside” or to wear a t-shirt on a hot summer night. It also describes a person who is characterized for being calm, in control, and at peace with his/her surroundings. "Sereno" means sobriety and the transition from day to night, from turbulent to tranquil. It is also the watch man- the person who works uneventful, peaceful and quiet night shifts.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through October 26.