Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cocina de Mama at Gourmet Garage

My small scale solo show with Woodward Gallery is now on view at Gourmet Garage in Soho, 453 Broome Street, New York, NY, 10013. If you're in the area please stop by and have a look at the seven windows containing my work, on view 24/7. Bellow is a statement from Woodward.

Cocina de Mama
March - May 2010

Woodward Galley welcomes Luis Colan’s original, oil paintings at the Gourmet Garage, SoHo windows at 453 Broome Street, NYC. This is Colan’s first solo exhibition in New York.

This recent body of work reflects traditions from Luis Colan’s childhood in Lima, Peru. The paintings speak of warmth and home and sincerity. They fill our senses with a feeling of comfort. Some of Colan’s “bite size” canvases may be perceived as delicious samples from his mother’s kitchen, cocina de mama.

Colan reflects, “It was part of everyday life, the routine of going to the market late mornings to buy the freshest groceries for that day's lunch and dinner. This is how I grew up, accompanying my mother to one of Lima's open air markets, Limonsillo, to help her carry bags of meats and vegetables. Soon as we got home you could hear pots, pans and wooden spoons moving and shaking on top of an old stove, all in a hurry to get everything ready for noon or one o'clock. The smell at first was always the same sweet aroma of onions, garlic, salt and pepper. This is the ‘base’, as my mother calls it, for everything you want to cook… My onion and tomato still- lifes are self portraits of different stages in my life.”

Luis Colan was born in Lima, Peru. He graduated in 2004 from
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Connecticut. Colan went on to attend the Art Students League in NY, and the Teaching Studios of Art under the guidance of Founder and Artist Robert Zeller in Brooklyn.

1 comment:

O. Douglas said...

Congratulations. I'm so happy that your amazing work is getting this exposure. Best of success to you.