The Promise of Light

Rico Gatson

Apr 05 – May 17, 2013

Rico Gatson

Untitled (Obama), 2013

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Ronald Feldman Fine Arts presents new work by Rico Gatson. The Promise of Light is partly inspired by the book, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, which chronicles the black migration out of the American South spanning World War I through the early 1970’s. Gatson’s family undertook this journey, moving from Georgia to California in the late 60’s for the promise of a new beginning. The “promise” is a reference to the intrinsic optimism of the distinctive California light, while alternately referencing the universal struggle inherent in striving toward idealized promise.
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Rico Gatson

Watts Painting #1, 2011

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Rico Gatson

Watts Painting #1, 2011

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Rico Gatson

Watts Paitning #3, 2011

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Rico Gatson

Family #1

2013

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Rico Gatson

Family #3, 2013

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Rico Gatson

Throne, 2013

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Rico Gatson

Untitled (Sun), 2013

The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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The Promise of Light, 2013

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