The spacious lobby of the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art features a large abstract painting by Candé Aguilar. Gathering inspiration from the local landscape, he recreates surfaces that suggest a process of decay, transformation and renewal. His compositions are energized by the interplay of vibrant color, texture and image. His thoughtful use of different media reinforces a sense of history and memory. -Linda Lewis
Sustainable Arts Foundation awardee Cande Aguilar
Pleat Gallery on line
San Fransico Museum of Modern Art blog
Art, Artists, and Galleries
Border Wave features four Texas-based artists whose unique perspectives shaped by the South Texas borderlands inform a style that expands the parameters of Mexican American contemporary art.
"Borderwavve” refers to a new aesthetic of abstraction and border culture that draws upon the artists’ bi-cultural identity. The phrase connotes a constant state of deconstructing and rebuilding connections between traditional and modern Mexican and American customs.
Each artist uses this combination of hard lines, geometric forms, bright colors, popular imagery, and personal symbology to create textured and layered compositions. Their artwork effectively serves as a cultural bridge for overcoming social and language barriers. In a region that is frequently portrayed as existing under the spectre of violence, the border wave artists shatter these misconceptions and claim their space in the art world, on behalf of la frontera.
Many of the artists exhibiting have had work on display in museums and galleries across the country, and some are currently affiliated with the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Ciudad Acuña (MACCA), which, once completed, will be the first contemporary Mexican art museum located on the Texas and Coahuila border.
PRESA HOUSE GALLERY
Presa House Gallery
725 S. Presa, San Antonio, Texas 78210
The exhibit runs from December 2 through December 23, 2016. An opening reception will be held on First Friday, December 2, from 6 to 11 pm
Aldo Fabian Ramos
Funkytown is a salon-style celebration of quirky, fun, and funky artwork from some of the finest contemporary artists across the country. As part of a series of curated exhibitions at the Urbano Cellars Art Space in Berkeley, Funkytown celebrates art that can be playful in nature yet serious in execution.
The opening reception will be on Thursday, November 17th, from 5 - 8pm, with an artist talk at 6:30pm. Urbano Cellars (2323 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710)
Participating artists include:
Cande Aguilar - Texas
Jeffrey Cortland Jones – Ohio
Tom Duimstra – Michigan
Susan Carr – New York
Seren Moran – California
Paul Weiner – Colorado
Mary Zeran – Iowa
Mary F Coats - California
Max Manning – Texas
Jessica Simorte – Texas
Amelia Layton – Oregon
Sarajo Frieden – California
Kimberly Rowe – California
Megan Reed – California
Loren Britton – New York
Phillip J Mellen – Massachusetts
Julia Couzens - California