David Ebony’s Top 10 New York Gallery Shows for May

Into the Abyss #2

Carlos Salas received high praise and the number 7 spot on Artnet News’s “Top 10 New York gallery shows during May.” Explore Carlos’s latest solo show “The Heart of The Matter” at WhiteBox New York below.


“The Heart of the Matter” a traveling exhibition of abstract paintings, photos, and video, is the striking New York solo debut for Colombian artist Carlos Salas. On view are large-scale canvases, such as the luscious, watery blue Traces of Feeling 1-3 (2010)suspended on wires several feet from the gallery floor. The muscular layering of aqua tones and fluid horizontal lines here might suggest a body of water, like a fast-moving stream or river. A large tondo, Into the Abyss (2014), dominates one wall; it features green tones with flourishes of blue, red, and gray jagged brushstrokes emanating from the center of the canvas. The composition hints at a cosmic explosion.”

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Into the Abyss

Carlos Salas – Into the Abyss, 2014