"by Deborah Calderwood"
April 24 - May 23, 2010
CB1 Gallery was pleased to present its first solo exhibition of the work of artist Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia. The paintings and works on paper titled "by Deborah Calderwood" are based on found childhood drawings Deborah Calderwood made when she was eleven years of age. The show opened on April 24, 2010 and closed on May 23, 2010.
Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia's work is informed by multiple sources ranging from personal anecdotes to art-historical and ethnographic motifs. He usually works on multiple bodies of work within the same timeframe, each with its own content and formal qualities that are distinct from each other.
As the eleven-year old creator of the drawings upon which these works are based, Deborah Calderwood's name is painted onto most of the works, thus honoring and complicating their authorship. These works are emotionally and psychologically charged as Deborah grew up to be the woman the artist married, Deborah Hurtado Segovia. Each work directly borrows from the found drawing's pictured subject while amplifying their formal qualities through process, media, color and composition.
Born in Júarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, the artist graduated with a BA from UCLA in 2003 and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2007. He is one of the Graduate Fine Arts alumni featured in the exhibition, "The Story of O", on view at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, from April 10 - June 5, 2010. He lives with his wife and son in Los Angeles where he also maintains his studio.