Class Act

Claudio Gallina

Argentinean born artist Claudio Gallina brings his paintings, drawings, video and installation to the Museum of Latin American Art. The central focus of “El Teatro de la Memoria/A Theater of Memories” seems to be childhood and the classroom, but many of the pieces resemble some fucked up dimension, dripping with a repetitive Escher vibe with a translucent, hazy fog whitewashing subjects and settings, creating dreamlike sequences. Gallina once stated, “All I really need to know, I learned in kindergarten.” Not exactly a sentiment we’d thoroughly agree with, but the guy’s got a point: education and the schoolroom environment really do shape our behavior, personality, opinions and, essentially, the world as we know it.
MOLAA. Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m. Starts: Feb. 1. Continues through May 3, 2009