September 30 - October 21, 2023
Munzón Gallery Proudly Presents“Nimodo” by Sergio Teran opening September 30, 2023 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on view from September 30 - October 21, 2023.
Nimodo, is a Spanish saying that means oh well or it is what it is. It can be a comforting phrase that accentuates a funny moment or softens the conveyance of bad news. In Sergio Teran’s current exhibition "Nimodo" presents paintings that contemplate the duality of life and death and the persistence of memory. Teran’s imagery walks the viewer through daydreams and distorted realities, his ruminations animated by the images, residual memories, and associations captured in analog technologies. These unwitting archives become threads connecting the metaphysical world and the past to beings still entangled in the present. “Nimodo” uncovers moments that are discerned through Teran’s first-generation experience, touching on wider notions of class, interculturalism, and socio-cultural identity and mythologies.
About the Artist
Sergio Teran was born in East Los Angeles. He is first-generation Mexican American who was raised in a working class, immigrant family and community. Teran graduated with a BFA from Art Center College of Design and completed a Masters (M.A.) in Studio Art from New York University. He lives and works in Los Angeles where he is also an Associate Professor of Art at Cerritos College. Teran’s work has been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum; the Vincent Price Museum, who holds a piece in their permanent collection; Angeles Gate Cultural Center; Avenue 50 Studio; Nielsen Gallery (Boston); The University of Connecticut, and Taste like Chicken Art Space, in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been featured on KCET ArtBound, The Los Angeles Times and On Art and Aesthetics and he recently finished a public commission for the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.