May 31, 2016

Artist Hector Arce-Espasas at Taymour Grahne Gallery

Taymour Grahne Gallery presents 'Bread and Circuses,' a new and engaging body of work by Brooklyn-based artist Hector Arce-Espasas. The exhibit is on view through June 22, 2016.

by New York Spaces

Hector Arce Espases
"Bread and Circuses" at Taymour Grahne Gallery
Hector Arce Espases
Hector Arce Espasas.

Taymour Grahne Gallery presents Bread and Circuses, a new and engaging body of work by Brooklyn-based artist Hector Arce-Espasas. The exhibit showcases the Puerto Rican-born artist's ceramics and paintings—each referencing the artist's cultural heritage as well as the lush landscape of the tropics in not so subtle terms. The sculptural use of a woman's posterior filled with fruit symbolizes a figurative and literal decadence while also alluding to a sexual one. The aptly named exhibition harkens back to a period when wealthy Roman sects distracted the masses by offering them bread and entertainment—a poignant parallel to Puerto Rico's current situation. At a glance, the exhibition radiates an exotic, carefree nature which is quickly extinguished through contemplation.

Taymour Grahne Gallery is located at 157 Hudson Street, NYC 10013. The exhibition will be on view through June 22, 2016.

Hector Arce Espases
"Bread and Circuses" exhibition by Hector Arce-Espasas at Taymour Grahne Gallery.

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