Exhibit preview: Elier Rodriguez Espinoza’s large-scale paintings reflect work with NYC street artists

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From the August 14, 2014 edition

Elier Rodriguez Espinoza recently returned to Columbus after living in New York City the last 10 years, and this exhibition is a reflection of his experiences there.

Espinoza’s large-scale paintings — Wood.Metal.Art has recently added a new display space to accommodate the six-to-eight-feet-tall pieces — are an extension of his collaborative experiences working with NYC street artist icons Coco 144 and Phase II.

The works also cite Picasso and Chagall as influences, blurring the lines between historical and contemporary perspectives.