David Ebony’s Top 10 New York Gallery Shows for May

Into the Abyss #2

Carlos Salas received high praise and the number 7 spot on Artnet News’s “Top 10 New York gallery shows during May.” Explore Carlos’s latest solo show “The Heart of The Matter” at WhiteBox New York below.

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“The Heart of the Matter” a traveling exhibition of abstract paintings, photos, and video, is the striking New York solo debut for Colombian artist Carlos Salas. On view are large-scale canvases, such as the luscious, watery blue Traces of Feeling 1-3 (2010)suspended on wires several feet from the gallery floor. The muscular layering of aqua tones and fluid horizontal lines here might suggest a body of water, like a fast-moving stream or river. A large tondo, Into the Abyss (2014), dominates one wall; it features green tones with flourishes of blue, red, and gray jagged brushstrokes emanating from the center of the canvas. The composition hints at a cosmic explosion.”

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Into the Abyss

Carlos Salas – Into the Abyss, 2014