Lisa Kehler Art + Projects is delighted to announce Paul Robles' first solo exhibition at the gallery. While widely appreciated for his intricate paper cut works, for his exhibition at LKAP, Robles has expanded his technique to form new sculptural pieces and punctured Inkjet series to create a hypnotic collage of his particular visual vocabulary.
Honey from a Knife portray strange metamorphic creatures, serpents of temptation, caught in spaces somewhere between clustered mayhem, orderly Mandalas and shades/scales of skin tones. Combined with new found images – A "Sporty Life" of leisure, hobbies and vintage pornography from the seventies. The result is new series of complex imagery, though maintaining Robles preoccupation in themes of order and chaos, decoration and disorder, and sin and spirituality.
This exhibition is shown in conjunction with Guy Maddin's Front Tooth & Wonder Bread.For the first time, the gallery will be divided into three exhibition spaces: the first will present a selection of works by both Maddin and Robles that correspond to each other, in essence 'setting the stage' for the visitor to enter both solo exhibitions; the second featuring intricate 3D cut paper works by Robles; the third featuring a presentation of Maddin's cinematic collages.
Both artists in attandance.