Xaviera Simmons exhibit solo at David Castillo Gallery

April 22 - July 3, 2021

David Castillo presents In the dim light pressing deeply against each other: Xaviera Simmons’ seventh solo exhibition with the gallery. The show features a new body of text and color field paintings by the artist. In a cinematic treatment of the sensual relationships between feeling, perception, and language, Simmons’ paintings evoke the pleasures of landscapes in their natural, manmade, and abstracted forms. … +


David Castillo presents Ada M. Patterson: Looking For “Looking For Langston

April 22 - July 3, 2021 DC Media

Set in a surreal, atemporal reality, Looking for “Looking for Langston” follows two characters, a sailor and a sea captain, stranded on a beach and gazing longingly at the horizon offshore; the horizon set before them, and its unfixed nature in separating the sea from the sky, is representative of an unreachable destination and of things outside of one’s grasp. Ada M. … +


David Castillo presents Split, the first solo exhibition of Yesiyu Zhao

April 22 - July 3, 2021. DC Triangle

The exhibition brings together a selection of highly symbolic and quasi-autobiographical paintings that draw from American and Chinese histories, as well as the artist’s personal experiences, to lay bare, examine, and question the positioning of queer people and of those considered foreign or Other within the West. These works are pervaded by recurring imageries of Chinese soldiers who express queer love, individuals … +

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David Castillo Gallery: Vaughn Spann’ Now I lay me down to sleep

Sep 12, 2019, 6 PM

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep includes Painting and Sculpture by Artist Vaughn Spann. Considered an artist to “keep a close eye on” by art specialists; his work has been featured in a myriad of art publications specially during 2019. This exhibition develops at the threshold between personal and political circumstance, taking as its subject the artist’s own childhood, his experience … +

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David Castillo Gallery exhibits New Mythologies

Thu Jul 11, 2019 - Sat Aug 31, 2019

New Mythologies, an exhibition by Artists Pepe Mar, Jillian Mayer, and Asser Saint-Val New Mythologies explores three case studies in which the invention of a belief system emerges as both the foundation and consequence of art-making. In their respective practices, Mar, Mayer, and Saint-Val each treat the internal logic of their works as stable narratives with recurring themes, characters, or ideologies which speculate … +

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Lines of Fracture on view at David Castillo Gallery

Through Sat Apr 13, 2019

David Castillo Gallery is pleased to present Lines of Fracture, an exhibition of works on paper, painting, fabric, and video by Sanford Biggers, Kate Gilmore, Adler Guerrier, Quisqueya Henriquez, and Glexis Novoa. The represented works are marked by the language of fragmentation; punctuated in breaches between lines on paper; in splits between materials and meanings; and in the hewn surfaces from which … +

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Xaviera Simmons: Sundown at David Castillo Gallery

Sat Nov 17, 2018

Sundown, Xaviera Simmons’ fifth solo exhibition with the gallery features all new text paintings, photography, and sculpture. The works assembled in Sundown draw from the multitude of threads which form the foundations of the contemporary American narrative- slavery, colonial America, the Antebellum South, the Jim Crow era, Black reconstruction, Black migration, and the Civil Rights era. Simmons engages with historical imagery, layering … +

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In terms of Collage at David Castillo Gallery

Thu Jun 7, 2018 - Fri Aug 31, 2018

David Castillo Gallery exhibits In terms of collage, a group exhibition with works by Sanford Biggers, Kate Gilmore, Francie Bishop Good, Quisqueya Henriquez, Susan Lee-Chun, Kalup Linzy, Pepe Mar, and Shinique Smith.The show explores the expanded possibilities of collage as medium, pictorial strategy, and storytelling device in the 21st century. The legacy of collage is codified alongside that of the readymade. Emerging … +

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Wendy White: Oil Slicks at David Castillo Gallery

Through Thu May 31, 2018

David Castillo Gallery is proud to present Wendy White’s second solo exhibition at the gallery Oil Slicks, a meditation on the American dream versus the flawed mythos of happiness, optimism and nostalgia. Debuting the newest iteration of her Jeans series, White juxtaposes the tactile and synthetic in brightly hued canvases framed in collaged fragments of denim jeans, resulting in a psychedelic clash … +

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Adler Guerrier: Deployed, Conditional, and Limited Utopia

Through Tue 21 Nov, 2017

A visual topography of the urban, subtropical conditions of Miami, reflecting upon these distinct environments as evidence of the cultural and political landscapes of the city. Guerrier, in many ways, plays the role of cultural cartographer, and the images themselves, physically folded, unfolded, and then displayed on the wall, have the look of maps laid out with landmarks noted in painted squares. … +

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No burden as heavy’ Opening Reception at David Castillo Gallery

Wed 14 Jun, 2017

No burden as heavy is a group exhibition with works by Sanford Biggers, Kate Gilmore, Quisqueya Henriquez, Pepe Mar, Jillian Mayer, Robert Melee, Christina Quarles, Carlos Rolón/ Dzine, Xaviera Simmons, Shinique Smith and Wendy White. It considers the weight of history, invoking the present as a landscape imprinted upon by the gestures, values and practices of the past. The exhibition traces the … +