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Miguel Ovalle’s Encryption Opens Thursday

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If you’re going to openings in Chelsea on Thursday, be sure to be at Miguel Ovalle’s Encryption.  Here’s a few sneak peek images, a small portion of the body of work you’ll see in the show.

ArtNowNY is pleased to present the multi-media exhibition featuring new work by Miguel Ovalle exploring the glitch as a metaphor for the physical, digital or emotional malfunctions of everyday life. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The opening reception for Encryption will be held on Thursday, January 9th from 6 to 9pm at ArtNowNY (548 W 28th Street, 2nd Floor) and will include live music and interactive performances.

Encryption will feature an immersive body of work in various media, capturing Ovalle’s words, thoughts, and fantasies and the glitches that go hand-in-hand with these expressive and intrinsic qualities in life. “Everyday we experience malfunctions, be it physical, emotional or electronic. And like we restart our computers, our minds and bodies need to be reset daily,” Ovalle explains.

The artist attempts to find meaning from the subliminal, encrypted messages he experiences day to day, as evident in the work in the exhibition that includes sculptural installations, photographs, paintings, projections, and performance. With much of the work inspired by his recent art happening Glitterati, the spirit of his studio-as-incubator transcends to the gallery space. Viewers can expect to enter the private and topical world of the artist, and experience his translation of love and pain as expressed through a unique aesthetic synthesized from influences including architecture, typography, fashion and technology.

Well known in the street art scene of New York, Ovalle has established a reputation for creating immersive experiences that transcend the usual art/audience boundaries. Installations based on his interactions with people during his studio events are activated through 3-dimensional sculptures and video projection. Paintings of “love letters” composed in a language of the artist’s own invention lay bare his private life, though coded by the mysterious nature of their untranslatable tongue. A series of custom-made frames based on digital code add an additional dimension to the work.

Ovalle’s overall practice seeks to explore interactions between people and material objects, self-reflection, technology, and the communicative possibilities of the visual world. Ovalle’s work is representative of the place and time of its creation, as much as people are products of their circumstances.

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