Ernesto Cánovas, An American Trilogy 30 Apr 2014 - 26 May 2014
An American Trilogy, the inaugural solo exhibition by Spanish artist, Ernesto Cánovas draws on his own personal recollections of the past landscape and culture across the United States of America.
The exhibition is titled after a medley of three 19th century ballads from the American Civil War, rearranged by Mickey Newbury and made popular by Elvis Presley during his concerts in the 1970s. Deeply influenced by history, cinematic photography and popular culture, Cánovas sources his images meticulously – scenes of America’s history ranging from the glory of Hollywood’s limelight to the pain of September 11th – from old and new media to produce evocative, semi-abstract paintings.
A film by Susan Bell