The Fool

The Warehouse announces its inaugural Solo Project exhibition The Fool, featuring seven large-scale paintings by Justin Caguiat. Tokyo-born, New York/Oakland-based Caguiat’s works are grounded in history, yet feel uniquely informed by contemporary culture. Painting on large, unstretched canvas or linen, Caguiat’s fresco-like surfaces shift between abstract, organic, and representational imagery that conjure a uniquely liminal space that demands slow looking. As the viewer’s eye moves across the canvas and through layers of paint, figures slowly appears and a strange, mystical space forms in what critic Sophie Ruigrok described as “a primordial soup.” Caguiat is a published poet, and the influence of the veiled, symbolic potential of language can be felt in his work.

Solo Project is a new annual series of one-person exhibitions by young artists.