Guy Colwell-Challenger

La Luz de Jesus Gallery is pleased to present Challenger, a series of eight large paintings with a suite of smaller works on paper by Figurative Social Surrealist, Guy Colwell. This is Colwell’s second solo show with the gallery. The paintings in Challenger examine the plasticity of human hierarchies implemented by social standards prior to and after the onset of the Coronavirus.

Hive-minded, complacent subjects, some standing shoulder to shoulder, are situated throughout familiar communal settings. Like the subjects in the works, the paintings themselves hang abnormally close together in the gallery. And where these previously unsettling depictions of close quarters would be considered a common inconvenience, they are now by law considered a violation of social distancing. Exhibition: May 1-July 4, 2021

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