Alluring mortal curiosity
Squint and you’ll see it. Deep beyond the surface of the mottled face, you’ll find the visceral layers of blobs and geometric shapes that a person is made of—a person in one of Rogelio Manzo’s paintings. His subjects are often inspired by both fashion models and corpses, simultaneously piquing the viewer’s interest in the alluringly beautiful and his mortal curiosity.
Continue squinting, though—there’s more to be seen. Manzo’s well-executed new work is smartly paired with Anne Gregory’s charcoal and mixed-media pieces. Gregory’s black-and-white renderings of bodies, faces, animals, plants and patterns are layered and thus, appear fragmented. It’s an eyeful, indeed.