Migrant Mountain, carved found wooden pieces and wooden ladder, from the series House, Sky, and Abyss, three increasingly open spaces
Gerardo Camargo’s presents a transformative series of works chronicling the relationship between natural environment and social constructs. A collection of carefully selected vinyl and paper works, presumptive photographs and organic sculptures create an unpredictable, visual dialogue in relation to ideas of existence and non-existence, construction and de-construction. Camargo’s fascination with human behavior and circumstance, led to his inspiration in creating through the use of found objects – fallen tree branches, rubber belts from neighborhood streets, soccer balls and even a gun found in a children’s park. These objects in combination with illusive imagery and pointillist abstractions take the viewer through three poetic spaces. representing a safe, constructed refuge; symbolizing an innocent dream and exploring a confrontation with reality. Highly attentive to action and reaction, this series raises the question of the care and safety of environment, our responsibility as a human race and the path of the future.
Jaynelle Clarke Hazard, May 2018. House, Sky, and Abyss wall text, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton VA http://www.workhousearts.org/event/house-sky-and-abyss-gerardo-camargo/