Image by Julio Cotto http://scoopcontemporary.com Tryptic by Julio Cotto from "The Day the Peacemaker Made Peace"
In Julio Cotto’s first solo exhibition since his return to Charleston in July, the graphically inspired artist has created a new body of work centered on the development of his graphic novel 'The Day the Peacemaker Made Peace'.
His January 22nd show at Scoop Contemporary Studios, also of the same title, focuses on sketches, ideas and lines from his novel.
Works in The Day the Peacemaker Made Peace echo of Cotto’s original graphic illustration style he is so recognized for. The show will tread the line between Western and Science Fiction inspirations tracing Cotto’s artistic development of his novel’s story.
“There are two main characters living in two very different worlds” Cotto says of his novel, “In this show I wanted to convey the loneliness of the hero and heroine.”
This fusion of western and sci-fi aesthetic is an image Cotto hopes will challenge the viewer’s imagination.
The Day the Peacemaker Made Peace will also contain works by Cotto’s grandfather, Abednego Rivera, who was a great influence on the artist.
Machete, of the DJ super group, Electric Friends, will play sounds inspired by Cotto's new works.
This event is free and open to the public on January 22, 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and the artist will be in attendance. On view at SCOOP studios from January 22nd - February 2nd, 2010, Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment on Sundays and Mondays.