August 31, 2016

Cuevas Tilleard Presents a Solo Exhibition of Sebastian Vallejo's Work

Lower East Side Gallery, Cuevas TIlleard, presents 'In Search of Asphodels,' a solo exhibition of Sebastian Vallejo's work on view from September 7 through October 9.

by Deborah L. Martin

Sebastian Vallejo Paramnesia
Art by Sebastian Vallejo. Left: Chimaera. Right: Paramnesia.
Sebastian Vallejo
Sebastian Vallejo. Photograph by Matthew Williams.

Cuevas Tilleard on Henry Street is launching an exhibition of emerging artist Sebastian Vallejo's new works, entitled In Search of Asphodels. Vallejo, born and raised in Puerto Rico, is inspired, in part, by the brilliant colors and light of the Caribbean. The new series, whose title is drawn from the works of William Carlos Williams (Asphodel that Greeny Flower), Greek mythology, and Leonard Cohen's poem Satan of Westmount, symbolizes the struggle and sacrifice of the artist to create beauty. Working in floral fabrics that are an ode to his home country, Vallejo layers paint and other materials onto the canvas, resulting in riotous color and depth. There will be an opening reception on September 7th and the exhibition continues through October 9th.

Cuevas Tilleard is located at 142 Henry Street, NYC. Opening Reception: September 7th from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Photography by Matthew Williams.

Sebastian Vallejo
Sebastian Vallejo. Photograph by Matthew Williams.

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