Paul Cristina - Down Into Folds

Opening: Friday, October 26, 6-8pm
On Display: October 26 - November 25

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Beresford Studios, in collaboration with the Charleston Arts Festival, is proud to present Down Into Folds, a solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Paul Cristina. Featured in a June 2017 show at Beresford, Cristina works within the realm of the examination and manipulation of texture and layers, often creating his figurative work upon countless layers of paper. Down Into Folds will open with a public reception on Friday, October 26th from 5-8pm at Beresford Studios and will remain on display through November 25th.

Artist Statement:
“I am primarily interested in exploring ideas and images of uncertainty in places that exist underneath the exteriors of everyday life. I want the work to deliver an experience that is unavoidably human - something to make us think, feel and ask questions. For me, the work needs to engage the viewer in a way that will open the door to a broader range of emotional and psychological sensitivity. When I work, there is always this constant pulsation and intensity that I’m working to have reflected in the final result. I keep going until it fully presents itself on the surface and gets to the point where I cannot push it any further.”