UTA Artist Space: Hues of Affection by Hely Omar González

May 31 - June 29, 2024

UTA Artist Space
403 Foothill Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Tel: (310) 579-9850

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Explore art that investigates the intersection of leisure, familial love and memory through the mediums of oil paint and dye on canvas from artist Hely Omar González at UTA Artist Space. Hues of Affection will be on display from May 31 to June 29, 2024, at the UTA Artist Space in Beverly Hills.

About the Exhibit:

González uses photographs he’s taken of his family and loved ones on vacation and in moments of play, intimacy and rest. The artist isolates these deep moments of connection as a reminder of the importance of remaining grounded in the present moment. He treats these moments with a level of abstraction that speaks to the way that the details of memories morph as time passes, even as the underlying emotion remains potent.

The dyed canvas draws from traditional textile making, Shibori, the Japanese dyeing method from which tie-dye originated. Using different textile methods, González aims to make the work more approachable and recognizable. By incorporating and merging the dye and paint, González bridges cultural divides by using a visual language understood by multiple cultures, inviting many entry points for viewers of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds to enjoy the work.

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