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Tom Vega brings a lifetime of experience to his recent works, which are intense, abstract, and intuitive and that call up visceral reactions--spiritual, sensual, elated, angry or pained. Though academically trained, Vega is, at heart, an emotion-eliciting colorist, evoking a catharsis of color and a landscape of feeling.
Large acrylic panels, some in horizontal diptych and triptych format, are earthy, rude, elegiac, strident, lovely, quiet, religious, and climactic by turn, and capture moments where the visual is both physical and emotional, in an inseparable experience.
Vega lives in color, expresses through color, and speaks, controls, relieves, and is magically at home in color.
Color Mi Vida will be on exhibit December 1 through December 31 at 440 Sixth Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Hours are Thursdays and Fridays 4-7 PM and Saturdays and Sundays 12-6 PM, or by appointment. Admission is free. For more information, call the gallery at 718-499-3844.
About 440 Gallery: Park Slope's only artist-run gallery, a jewelbox space which is an alternative venue for a group of nine Brooklyn artists. Its mission is to foster creativity and bring to the community surprising and unexpected art experiences in a direct-contact-with-the-artist process, through exhibitions, talks, readings and events on site.Hours are Thursdays and Fridays 4-7 PM and Saturdays and Sundays 12-6 PM, or by appointment.