July 3, 2008—August 23, 2008 | Reception Thursday, July 3rd, 6-8PM
James Harris Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition by New-York based Spanish artist Carlos Vega. For the past decade, Vega has been using the medium of collage to explore rifts between the past and present, the fantastic and mundane. Making flea markets his playground, Vega collects the documents that past generations have left behind, finding inspiration not only in personal letters and diaries, but also ledger pages and legal records. Vega then adds his own painted elements, drawing attention to these found documents that have lost both meaning and value. Over time the relationship between Vega’s appropriated texts and painted interventions has evolved, the poetic statements embracing more humor and even irreverence.