Cover Image: «Las Princesas» by Ana Fernandez
«Eastside Westside» works by Ana Fernandez.
«Domestic Narratives » works by Ruth Leonela Buentello.
Opening Reception First Friday September 1, 2017 6-9pm
Ana Fernandez and Ruth Nena Buentello exhibit side by side and present new works.
Ana Fernandez was born in Corpus Christi, where she grew up painting seascapes and drawing scenes she saw in her neighborhood. After completing her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, she completed her MFA at UCLA in 2004. Returning to her childhood fascination with capturing the essence of the place in which she lives, Fernandez’s paintings depict landscapes from her current neighborhood. Airbrushed cars, looming shrubbery, and adorned houses stand in for unseen individuals, alluding to an underlying narrative or sense of cultural identity in the unpopulated scenes.
Buentello, figurative painter, creates large and small scale narratives that focus on the complexity and emotion of familial relationships within the context of Latino domestic spaces.
Project Space: «RISE» works by Junye Butler & Marcy McChesney
Also selected works by Rosa Fernandez
Exhibit Runs September 1–October 6. Free admission