Figure Devices : New Works by Gabriel Villa and Ryan Quigley
Hoofprint Workshop is pleased to present “Figure Devices,” a two-man show featuring new prints by Gabriel Villa and Ryan Quigley. Monochromatic works in lithography and woodcut, respectively, mark a departure for the artists, who are both accomplished painters. Villa’s ecstatic lines and biting humor lend energy to dark subjects. Depictions of violence, poverty, and pornography become inquisitive– even playful. Quigley tackles a series of large-scale woodcut portraits with broad, beefy cuts that reference German Expressionist prints. Carving old friends and new acquaintances, Quigley reveals the character of his subjects with naïve precision. Procedural differences aside, both new bodies of work represent a return to the figure; a celebration of drawing.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 6-10pm
2433 S Oakley Ave