Upon a visit to a concentration camp and the Jewish Museum in Germany several years ago, San Antonio-based artist Jerry Cabrera first began to consider the importance of light in isolated environments, particularly environments of extreme suffering and those spaces considered sacred, such as a church or cathedral. Light denotes life, knowledge, hope, warmth and energy and has the ability to impact the psyche in profound ways. In situations of confinement, light can serve as a means of visual escape. The Light Paintings in Escapism push this point home. Using the simplicity of spare composition and saturated hues, Cabrera illuminates the canvas with color and line prompting deeper understanding and appreciation of the impact of light subtly creeping across the visual field.
February 4-26, 2012
By g gallery | Published: December 13, 2011