Juan Luis Jardí: Solo Show

January 6 - 27, 2018

A mix of magic realism with certain influences of Pop Art and surrealism, Jardi's figures and themes illustrate the contrast is our lives and the doubts we are faced with as humans. He strives for his work to provoke feelings: nostalgia, melancholy, loneliness and a sense of uneasiness as well as feelings of euphoria and calm. Jardi's paintings offer a vintage perspective much like a trip into the past .

"Always both disquieting and attractive , the work of  J.L. Jardí possesses an intense inner force; able to create a very special atmosphere, born of silence  of technique, of space, of the absence of the figure even though it is often present. His characters are spectators who contemplate, while absorbed in thought, the reality that Jardí depicts. Stillness, space and the unknown. Perhaps what Jardí is painting is the future, what will happen; he creates a scene and poses a question. What path will events take ? Diverse possibilities are offered, but fate alone will decide. For now, we have the work´s inner power, always well wrought from a technical point of view." - Joan S. LLop, Critic of Art

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Fine contemporary art gallery in Austin, Texas | Wally Workman Gallery

Established in 1980 and located in a 100 year old historic house in Austin’s art district, the Wally Workman Gallery specializes in emerging and collected talent. The gallery has two stories of exhibition space where one can view the 50+ artists currently represented, including the contemporary talents of Will Klemm, Joyce Howell, and Mallory Page as well as the figurative work of Tracey Harris and Ian Shults.

The Wally Workman Gallery is proud to be involved with Aether Magazine and Art Austin, promoting the visual arts in Austin. Read in depth accounts of our local creative scene at www.aetherart.com and discover the many galleries that are a part of it at www.artaustin.org.

Parking is available in the front lot as well as the lot behind the gallery, accessed from the alley off Blanco and Harthan St. Unrestricted street parking is available on Blanco St. and parking is allowed after 7pm on Harthan St.