Aguilar's solo at Spinello features a lurid romp across our national psyche, where mob mentality rules and a sense of impending doom and volatile emotional meltdowns roil across the senses like a foreboding winter fog. Often garish in tone and color, the Nicaraguan-born talent's new suite of ink-on-Mylar paintings adroitly balances his disfigured protagonists with elements of classical mythology. They're varnished with the underlying menace that a tragedy is about to occur.

"Americana," Farley Aguilar's solo show at Spinello Projects, is a must-see.
"Americana," Farley Aguilar's solo show at Spinello Projects, is a must-see.

"American culture is obsessed with violence, and the images in this new body of work reflect this notion," Aguilar says. "[The] American moral, conservative psyche... explodes in terror when confronted with the unknown."

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