DIXON aka Juan Carlos Noria - a solo art show
DIXON aka Juan Carlos Noria
a solo art show
music by Ian DjIllo Lloyd
Friday July 7th, 2017
at Stomping Ground 728 Bank Street, 7pm
Please join us for refreshments and an evening with Juan as he exhibits his new solo show!
More about Dixon aka Juan Carlos Noria:
A confluence of cultures and contradictions Juan Carlos Noria is a fresh proponent of the visual art scene in Ottawa,Canada. Born in Caracas, Venezuela he carries his Latin American sensibility on his sleeve. As a teen growing up in Canada, he became an accomplished figure skater. Grace and lines were an obsession. So, too were his ideas of subversion. He fell out of skating after hitting the rigid class structure of the sport, finding comfort (and discomfort) in visual art, on the streets with a paint can, postering, skateboarding, fleeing police. A strange opportunity then came. A world tour with Disney on ice. It heightened his sense of absurdity, humor and anger, sharpened his visual and social awareness.
True to his subversive nature, he undercuts his own personality allowing himself to explore two other personas and visual styles. He has been influenced by his contemporaries Mark Marsters, Pat Thompson and Dave Cooper. Yet, he is himself-singular Juan. He is without pretense, full of concern for others, quick to laugh and quicker to paint something ripe
728 Bank Street , Ottawa K1S 3V4
728 Bank Street