HOUSTON—John Sparagana opens El Cuerpo Sutil with Miguel Ángel Rojas at Sicardi Gallery on Friday, January 17th.

OPENING RECEPTION WITH THE ARTISTS | Friday, January 17, 6 to 8 pm
BOOK SIGNING | Saturday, January 18, 11 am

Press Release:

Sicardi Gallery is pleased to present El Cuerpo Sutil, an exhibition of recent work by Miguel Ángel Rojas and John Sparagana. The show brings together two textile-based installations by Rojas, with Sparagana’s hand-fatigued, sliced, painted, and re-mixed media images. Both artists probe the depths of political unrest, the hidden narratives behind objects and images, and the points at which empathy and perception connect. Rojas and Sparagana will be present at the opening reception, from 6-8 pm, Friday, January 17. The gallery will also host a book signing with both artists at 11 am on Saturday, January 18.

Miguel Ángel Rojas is a conceptual and multimedia artist based in Bogotá. His work has been shown internationally, and is represented in the collections of the Tate Modern, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Daros Latinamerica Collection, Zürich, among others. Additional images and information about Miguel Ángel Rojas, including his full CV, are available here.

John Sparagana is the Grace Christian Vietti Chair in Visual Arts, and Chair of the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts at Rice University. His work has been shown internationally, and is included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, among others. Additional images and information about John Sparagana, including his full CV, are available here.

Sicardi Gallery will host a book signing and discussion with both artists at 11 am, Saturday, January 18. Please RSVP by Thursday, January 16 by writing to press@sicardi.com. Books may also be reserved in advance. For more information, contact Sicardi Gallery at info@sicardi.com, visit www.sicardigallery.com, or call 713.529.1313.

January 17 – February 22, 2014

Image: John Sparagana, Crowds & Powder: The Street, 2013, archival inkjet prints with oil stick, sliced and mixed, on paper, 68 x 100 inches.