Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia: Mis Papeles

Small Gallery
January 24 – April 18, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 7, 4 to 6 p.m.

VPAM presents Mis Papeles, the first survey of emerging Los Angeles-based artist Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia. Blurring the boundaries between painting and sculpture and art and craft, this solo exhibition highlights four bodies of work from 2007 to the present. The work ranges from the debut of a new large-scale shredded-paper weaving to earlier works that reproduce childlike paintings that complicate notions of authorship.

In Mis Papeles, the artist lays claim to his papeles, or papers, by referencing twofold meanings of documentation. He formally indexes his multimedia paper-based work, while exploring underlying tensions with his own immigrant and transnational experiences. The works in the series subvert notions of material, practice, and identity, with layered personal and socio-political meanings. For the artist, this survey pays homage to many contributions made by immigrants in general, and, to achievements made in the cultural realm, in particular.

Born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Segovia relocated to Los Angeles to complete his undergraduate degree in fine art at UCLA in 2003. He received his MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2007. Currently, he holds the position of Associate Professor of Illustration in the Communication Arts Department at Otis College.

    Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, 'Papel tejido 42 (Providencia reconfigurada),' 2013. Acrylic on paper, courtesy of the artist and CB1 Gallery.

    Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, 'Papel tejido 42 (Providencia reconfigurada),' 2013. Acrylic on paper, courtesy of the artist and CB1 Gallery.