Celebrations: OTA Contemporary

Celebrations: Kiyomi Baird, David A. Clark, Carlos Frias, H. Gomez Chavez, Wes Hunting, Robert Koch, Chad Manley, Mario Martinez, Ivan McLean, Kristina Varjan, Raul Villarreal, Jarica Walsh

December 7 through January 27, 2019
Public Reception: Friday, December 7, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

As we enter the annual holiday season, it seems timely to feature works with the theme of “Celebrations”. Indeed, this year more than most, it is important that we are reminded that life presents us not only with challenges but also with opportunities to recognize and celebrate the beauty within and around us.

At OTA Contemporary many of the works in this show are personal expressions of the artist’s struggles with the creative process and life in general and yet through this process something beautiful emerges. These moments, however prosaic or profound, are worth celebrating. The context of the struggle and of the artists’ breakthrough varies based on their backgrounds, cultures, etc.; but, the theme of celebratory perseverance is the same.

At OTA Contemporary, it is a time for celebrating the beauty we shared with you throughout the year. Celebrations is a good time to pause and rejoice in the joy of being here now.