Rembrandt Quiballo brings “New Myths” to Bokeh Gallery

New Myths by (submitted photo)

New Myths by (submitted photo)

Shade Projects presents “New Myths,” the solo photography exhibition of Rembrandt Quiballo in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid, opening Sept. 2.

New Myths, features the debut of his latest body of work featuring mass produced images are saturating television, film and the internet, greatly influencing the perception of the world and values, according to a press release.

This current work was created by appropriating images from mass media, which Mr. Quiballo then manipulates digitally, printing digital composites onto transparency paper then utilizing an image transfer technique collaging and layering several of these transparent prints onto acrylic glass or archival paper.

The artist’s method transforms endlessly replicated images from mass media into unique objects.

“Quiballo’s work explores mass media and its effects on social and political history and lives utilizing imagery to create evocative works of art,” said Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse in the release.

Mr. Quiballo was formally trained in the arts receiving his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting and Photography from the University of Arizona. He went on to receive his Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University in 2012.

“My work attempts to subvert this prevailing apparatus by using components from mass media to critique and construct new myths,” said Mr. Quiballo in the release. “Furthermore, I use instances of compression artifacts found in digital media as a point of intervention, where the immaculate facade of high definition media disintegrates and exposes instability in the seemingly constant stream.”

Mr. Quiballo was recently awarded the Contemporary Forum Award and Artist Grant giving him the opportunity of exhibiting his work at the Phoenix Art Museum this past summer.

He has exhibited at a variety of galleries across the valley including Eye Lounge Gallery, Shemer Art Center, Tilt Gallery, and Tucson Museum of Art.

The monOrchid and Shade Projects curator, Ms. Royse will host the opening reception 6-10 p.m. on First Friday, Sept. 2. Additionally, the closing reception will take place 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, and the evening will offer an intimate event with Mr. Quiballo.

New Myths will be on display in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid from Sept. 2-25.

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