Tuesday, February 21, 2012
6:30pm until 9:30pm
Rusteberg Art Gallery
The Gallery in the Rusteberg Building at The University of Texas at Brownsville
"Systematic Drawings" by Jesus de la Rosa
... Opening reception night will be Tuesday February, 21, 6:30 P.M. where light refreshments will be served. De la Rosa's show will run from Tuesday February 21 to Friday March 23, 2012.
The Gallery is located in the Rusteberg Building right in front of the Marion Hedrick Smith Memorial amphitheater on Gorgas Drive.
During the opening, Jesus de la Rosa, will explain the process of making these drawings, then invite the audience to participate and contribute to the installation using the same process. So the exhibition becomes a collaboration and community exhibition.
An edition of silkscreen prints will be available for purchase during the opening. The prints are hand pulled and signed by the artist. All revenue from the sale of the silkscreen prints will be designated to Relay for Life.
Artist Statement: Systematic Drawings
The production of these drawings is rooted in printmaking, specifically monotypes, as well as a reliance on the accident as used in abstract painting process. One goal when I started this series of drawings was to find a method to make a unique drawing that was aesthetically intricate and seemed to be created by long, laborious and tedious hours, but took a faction of the time to generate and also defied a factory-made appearance.” During the process of developing each drawing, a piece of canvas was dry brushed with powdered charcoal and then thrashed on the support making a unique mark. The values and form on these drawings is controlled through the shape, amount of medium, and weight that is applied with each drawing stroke on the support. “The process is at once delicate and violent. Much like our own existence, each drawing is explicitly unique and carries specific characteristics from all the others. Viewed as a group, the unifying denominator is this uniqueness whose accidental nature is put into question as the “accident” is repeated time and time again.
- Jesus De La Rosa
La Galería de Arte en Rusteberg , UTB
por Jesús de la Rosa
La recepción de apertura será la noche del martes 21 de febrero, de 6:30 a 8:30 p.m. La permanencia de la exhibición terminara el 23 de marzo de 2012. La galería se encuentra en el campus de la Universidad de Texas en Brownsville, en la calle Gorgas, frente al anfiteatro en honor de Marion Hedrick Smith.
Durante la apertura, Jesús de la Rosa, explicara el proceso del como realizar estos dibujos sistemáticos. Invitara a la audiencia a participar y contribuir en la instalación usando el mismo proceso. Es así como la exhibición de un solo artista se convierte en la exhibición de la comunidad, una pieza colaborativa.
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Friday, February 17, 2012
PRESS RELEASE - JESUS DE LA ROSA
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