Sergio Barrale, “Hermes Trismegistus”, Oil on Maple Panel, 84” x 48”
Last Rites Gallery is pleased to present “Our Private Religion”, a solo exhibition of new work by Sergio Barrale.
Throughout history, humans have repeatedly oppressed their fellow man in the name of a higher power. Barrale’s “Our Private Religion” strives to shed light on past injustices of organized belief while exploring the changing role of religion for people today. The decline of power structures and muddied laws in classical religions has left those in the modern era in a state of refocus. These new ideas are explored in the collection of graphite drawings and mixed media pieces.
Barrale connects the use of graphite in his work to a naturalistic need for creative expression, and human desire to comprehend contemporary events rooting back to ancestral times. His large scale works seek to incite a conversation about past approaches to religion as well as capture an outlook on it today as an ethical code, reformed without emphasis on hierarchy, but alternatively on individual truth and morality.
“Our Private Religion” will be on view at 325 W 38th Street #1, New York, NY 10018 from April 1st – 22nd, 2017. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 1st, from 7pm – 11pm. For inquiries or to request a VIP collector preview of the exhibition please email firstname.lastname@example.org.