The Proposition: Ricardo Chavarria

Lower East Side
11/04/2017 - 11/26/2017

About the Pop Up

Ronald Sosinski, Director of The Proposition/International Projects, is very excited and pleased to hold our first New York City pop-up exhibition for Ricardo Chavarria, an emerging Mexican-American artist. This will be his second solo exhibition in NYC.

For the past 30 years, Ronald Sosinski has been the director of The Proposition, a contemporary art gallery in NYC, as well as an avid collector and international art fair co-founder. Since closing the physical gallery space in NYC three years ago, he has concentrated on curating his artists internationally in London, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Salsburg, and St. Barts.

These new paintings explode beyond the physical boundaries of his former work, creating a new parameter in which improvisation takes place within the strict rules of symmetry and form.

In Chavarria’s practice, plastic syringes and squeeze bottles are used to control the flow of the paint. The color choices, textures and the forms created are arbitrary. The challenge is in finding ways to use these elements in a manner that creates the pulse or energy inevitably conveyed by these visual mantras.

Ricardo Chavarria will create a stunning visual atmosphere in which the works will appear both infinite and physically immediate. The surface is technically intricate, commanding close inspection while creating a seductive yet tranquil platform for viewing and dreaming. Ablaze with color and exciting to the senses, these works await their chance to confound and thrill a new audience.

Ricardo Chavarria was born in El Paso, TX in 1980. He studied at The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, AZ.  His career as a sound engineer began in New York in 1999 at The Knitting Factory.  Since then, he has worked in world-class recording studios in NYC and London including Quad Recording, Sony Studios, and The Hit Factory.  Artists he has worked with include Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, AC/DC, and The Pet Shop Boys.  He lived in Brooklyn, NY from 1999-2009.  Since 2008 he has focused exclusively on painting and now has his studio in El Paso. His works are in private collections throughout the United States.

208 Bowery
November 4 – 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4; 6 – 9pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm

For additional information please contact Ronald Sosinski, Director, 917.291.4444 |

The Proposition: Ricardo Chavarria

Bowery St Gallery

Lower East Side, 800 SQFT