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"Dark Match" Damian Rojo
April 15-May 21 - Opening Reception Friday April 15, 7-10pm

Ingalls & Associates is proud to present DARK MATCH, new photographs by Damian Rojo from April 15th to May 21st with a reception for the artist on Friday, April 15th from 7-10pm.

Esteemed artist and Miami native Damian Rojo has returned home after seven years in California. During his time on the west coast, Rojo was involved in a number of creative projects - including playing and touring with several bands, creating three dimensional sculptural works and his ongoing series of films and sound installations.

Since re-establishing himself in Miami this year, Rojo, has embarked on a collaboration with a group of young wrestlers form the local Indie scene.  Born behind fences and garages of suburban sprawl, these adolescent males engage in a ritualistic engagement of competition and savagery. Dark Match is the culmination of months of documentation. Rojo's documentary BAG OF TEETH will be screened at the reception.

These works are a privileged glimpse into the covert world of aspiring pro-wrestlers, featuring students and trainers from N.A.W.  ranging in age from early teens to the "old timers" in their mid-twenties.  Often suffering devastating injury, forsaking education and a social life, these young wrestlers pursue their quest for glory.  With film and photos  DARK MATCH explores the brutality, grace and determination of Indie Wrestlers. See www.nawchrity.com for more information about New Age of Wrestling, a group that raises money for charities.