Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Debacle could be the word to describe these paintings: Verlato in this new series of works combines his typical inclination for complex intricate composition with the idea of the possibility of the crash of the entire social economical system we get daily from the media in the last 4 or 5 years.
Cars objects dollar bills and coins and bodies are all mixed up in multidirectional centrifugal compositions.
The girls probably won't die but they are getting the opportunity to get liberated from previous mindsets to face the possibility to start new ones, crises are opportunity, the end of something prelude to the beginning of something else, the moment of the crises include the previous system and the next one, it's the most fertile situation.
Thanks to painting we can contemplate this situation of apparent chaos to discern its multilayered order and dynamism, we can enjoy for a potential endless suspended moment the illusion of liberation from the most constrictive of all the physical laws, gravity.
Verlato, in order to convey this emotional involvement to the viewer, set up a very realistic scenery where perspective rendering and anatomy and all the most academic rules of painting collaborate to subvert every possible rules.