A picture might be worth a thousand words, but apparently those in Fausto Fernandez's "The Virtue of Wisdom," now on display at Scottsdale's Gebert Contemporary, are not. They would look great in a corporate conference room though.
Kathleen Vanesian on "The Virtue of Wisdom:"
In person, one discovers that many of Fernandez's canvases are overwhelmingly enormous, one measuring a whopping 8 by 14 feet -- the perfect finishing touch for an upscale corporate conference room or the lobby of a hip hotel. One also discovers that these are not actually paintings, but rather "collage paintings" or "paintings with paper," as the artist himself labels them.
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And, face to face with Fernandez's work, one quickly determines that, beneath a razor-thin veneer of what masquerades as conceptual content, there isn't much else to be discovered...full story