A Peculiar Sprezzatura: A Visual Art Exhibition by Juan Chaparro
Friday, July 22nd
7PM - 1AM
Don't sleep on this one.
This is the public's first and final chance to see the visual works of Juan Chaparro, aka DOJOROK, before he sets his sails for NYC later this summer. Hold your breath for this one.
This month-long exhibition will kick off right with performances by:
Black Jonny Quest
If you don't come lit you're going to leave fuckin' TOASTED.
Sprezzatura [sprettsaˈtuːra] is an Italian word originating from Baldassare Castiglione's The Book of the Courtier, where it is defined by the author as "a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it". It is the ability of the courtier to display "an easy facility in accomplishing difficult actions which hides the conscious effort that went into them". Sprezzatura has also been described "as a form of defensive irony: the ability to disguise what one really desires, feels, thinks, and means or intends behind a mask of apparent reticence and nonchalance".