The quietly moving exhibition Carlos Salas: Latin America and the Global Imagination, by turns finely modulated and experimental, has filled the main gallery at MOCA since its opening during Art Week in December. It concludes its run on February 29. Salas' complex painting techniques are documented in video clips recorded by his daughter, Anna, during a marathon studio visit.
There's a quiet drama to the work – and its carefully programmed installation – reflective of both the artist's introspection and his varied passions. While non-figural, the work conveys Salas' humanism and engagement in the political struggles of his native Colombia. Equally suggestive of geographic topography, inner visions and microscopy, Salas has created an immersive realm that quietly establishes a mood of inquiry and meditation.