Pieta Deconstructed by Louis Carreon from Find Your Halo at Hg Contemporary

Louis Carreon

Pieta Deconstructed, 2019

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

47h x 34w in
119.38h x 86.36w x 1.91d cm

Framed: 50h x 38w in
127h x 96.52w cm

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Lucifer by Louis Carreon from Find Your Halo at Hg Contemporary

Louis Carreon

Lucifer, 2019

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

60h x 60w in
152.40h x 152.40w cm

Framed: 61.25h x 61.25w in
155.58h x 155.58w cm

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Jesus by Louis Carreon from Find Your Halo at Hg Contemporary

Louis Carreon

Jesus, 2019

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

60h x 60w in
152.40h x 152.40w cm

Framed: 61.25h x 61.25w x 2d in
155.58h x 155.58w x 5.08d cm

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Fallen by Louis Carreon from Find Your Halo at Hg Contemporary

Louis Carreon

Fallen, 2019

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

66h x 55w in
167.64h x 139.70w cm

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Rise Up from Find Your Halo by Louis Carreon at Hg Contemporary New York

Louis Carreon

Rise Up, 2019

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

60h x 48w in
152.40h x 121.92w cm

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Religion from Find Your Halo by Louis Carreon at Hg Contemporary New York

Louis Carreon

Religion, 2019

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

63h x 49w in
160.02h x 124.46w cm

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Before the Hunt from Find Your Halo by Louis Carreon at Hg Contemporary New York

Louis Carreon

Before the Hunt, 2019

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

66h x 78w in
167.64h x 198.12w cm

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Press Release

New York, NY – HG Contemporary is pleased to announce the latest solo exhibition by contemporary artist Louis Carreon entitled, “Find Your Halo.” Opening Thursday, September 12th and running through Saturday, October 5th, 2019.

 

Find Your Halo is a powerful and moving look at sanctity through 17 paintings by Louis Carreon. The ensemble is truly iconic in a literal and traditional sense. Louis Carreon imbues each canvas with the calligraphic language of street art and a diverse range of global currents that includes surfing, skateboarding, and religion. His saints draw viewers in to take a closer look, because we are all sinners and yet we all have the potential for transcending this state to one of holiness, wholly focused on blessing our communities. This message resounds from his brush: Adam and Eve find redemption from capitalistic greed (the Original Sin of our age); a Virgin Mary-figure is sainted from lust; a Pietà calls us to compassion and concern. We see ourselves in these scenes. Several compositions reach across time to widely recognizable works by Old Masters, while the faces and vibrant palette connect to a tradition of religious image-making imbued with the holiness of a sanctified prototype, or original image. Travels in Ethiopia further inspired Louis’ graphic, linear, and prismatic effects, presenting a corpus of pictures whose protagonists include people of color, who are often absent or backgrounded in historical art. Find Your Halo invites visitors on a personal journey of reflection and recovery with the hope of healing.
--Bryan C. Keene, Professor at Pepperdine University

 

 

 

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