|"Dark Match" Damian
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.