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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Beautiful Failures: The Solo Show of Rich Salcido

Beautiful Failures
The Solo Show of Rich Salcido through September 15th

Saturday, September 18th, from 6pm – Midnight

Sketching Session with live model 6-8pm
Musical Performance starts at 8pm

Complimentary Special Show Cocktail
Brought to you by our friends at Mie N Yu Restaurant

Show end date: September 15th

The sketching session begins at 6pm and ends at 8pm and is free. We will have special edition blank sketchbooks for sale at the show as well but you are welcome to bring your own sketchbook.

The event is FREE and open to the public.


Richard Salcido's work encompasses the process of exhibition development by creating an 'exhibition-worthy' piece under a daily time constraint from inception to completion, and embracing the idiosyncratic qualities that unfinished pieces may include. He states that "on certain days some things come together and on other days everything seems to fall apart," but accepts each as it comes. He rejoices both in success and in failure, and finding a balance between what an artist is expected to put into creating a final piece, and what actually results. Though he often wonders why he paints everyday given he is often left with disappointment, he believes that "there is a beauty in it, because there is a beauty in failing." Drawing from an early influence in comic books and graffiti, his work features figurative, still life, and typographic elements juxtaposed with mixed media, and deconstructionist appeal, which highlights the various layers of the compositional process that he strives to exemplify within this series.

Art Whino Gallery
173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745
301.567.8210

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