Presa House Gallery presents John Guzman: "I Would Have Killed to Seen It" opening reception
Presa House Gallery presents a farewell event and opening reception for the solo exhibition of works by John Guzman. "I Would Have Killed to Seen It," is a collection of six new large-scale oil paintings. The reception will also feature DJ Jevonchi. Presa House will also be saying goodbye to Guzman, who will be leaving San Antonio for New Haven, Connecticut, where he will participate in NXTHVN, a year-long studio fellowship.
Guzman works with abstract figurative oil paintings that are responsive to his surroundings and impacted by people's self-destructive lifestyles. His work uses broken, tangled, and dismantled anatomy to interpret the mental and physical deterioration witnessed throughout their struggle. Guzman sees his imagery as a form of documentation of the damage and effects on his well-being. Often his figures are positioned within domestic architecture, confined to inform the inextricable links between the environment and its inhabitants.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through July 31.