Saturday, October 19, 2013

Unit 1 Gallery showcases "Til the Cows Come Home" By Rolando Chang Barrero

Til the Cows Come Home by Rolando Cang Barrero


"‘El Pajaro Numero 1’, shows a serious yet peaceful expression with beautiful hues of blue, surrounded by tropical flowers that seem to blend with the emotion of the work."
-Laura Lordi, Palm Beach Post

"But there is a dark-side, after all, to the pretty little birds and the beautiful boys, and if you care to venture below the surface into the depth of the symbol, you might find evidence of a life lived with hard lessons and hard truths."
-Jacques de Beaufort, Curator

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A new, unique gallery has opened in Lake Worth. Unit 1, described as a performance and exhibition space, showcases artists in all media.
Their newest show, ‘Surface and Symbol: The Work of Rolando Chang Barrero’, promises to be of the same description: unique.
After overcoming brain cancer, which halted his career for years, Barrero is having his first solo show in 15 years.
His close-up portraits depict colorful, yet dark expressions of the subject. The vibrant face in his acrylic piece, ‘El Pajaro Numero 1’, shows a serious yet peaceful expression with beautiful hues of blue, surrounded by tropical flowers that seem to blend with the emotion of the work.
It is though the dark reality Barrero has had to face shows underneath the surface of his paintings.
The opening reception and show will be Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., with musical performances by Jean Jacket and Sweet Bronco from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The gallery is currently open during events and by appointment only.


‘Surface And Symbol’
When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday
Where: Unit 1 Gallery, 1202 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth
Admission: Free
Info: (213) 255-0730 or visit https://www.facebook.com/unit1projects