Through the Looking Glass, a solo show by Jason Aponte


Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10, 2015, 7 - 10pm
On view until February 8, 2015
Wynwood Exhibition Center, 297 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL 

In Through the Looking Glass, Jason Aponte presents his constantly evolving Reflections Series, which was started in 2010. He paints overlaying images, initially found naturally in the reflection of windows of shops and cafes, and now developed into digitally manipulated scenes. Aponte is intrigued by how the connectivity between separate images create an entity of its own, with a new meaning and underlining feeling made possible by this juxtapositioning.  In the earlier works of the series, he imposed sexual imagery into window displays to expose the most private and inner thoughts people have as they carry out their lives. As the series progressed, he moved on to fantasy like sceneries, imposing scenes from popular childhood movies with mundane scenes we encounter. With these he creates a window to the past,looking through time to revive memories which have been lost. Aponte’s oil paintings, in this extensive review of his work, gives each of us a sense of discovery as new details are found by gazing at the work. Aponte’s conceptual imagery is carried out through traditional technique and painting style. He invites us to interpret his work with our unique set of experiences and reflect on private and past memories as we recognize icons and ourselves.