Beyond Brut: At Frederick Holmes and Company in Seattle.
Two artists in dialogue, Calvet speaks from an intense and apparently endless well of complex angst filled characters, while Carbjal’s pieces respond with symbolic precision and create an air synonymous with objects that have existed for a millennia. Having know of each others work and having been friends for some time this is the first occasion they have shown together.
Gallery Owner Fred Holmes took a chance by hanging such vivid work together, there is always a chance one body of work will overwhelm the other. In this case we see a visual dialogue that, if anything has raised and revealed the sublime nuances that are often only felt but remain hidden from sight.
Beyond Brut: at Frederick Holmes and Co. through May 1st. 309 Occidental Ave. South, Seattle, Wa 98104
By Travis Wilson