Archive Exhibit: Student Summer Exhibition: ABSTRACTDISTRACT

July 21 - July 25, 2009

AbstractDistract

Featuring work by:

DANIEL CARRILLO. GREG MONGE. NGUYEN TRAN.

AbstractDistract | July 21-25, 2009 Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 21st, 5-8pm Closing Reception: Saturday, July 25th, 12-4pm

Pasadena City College Art Gallery is pleased to present its 5th group show of summer 2009. The show melds together 3 unconventional artists and tries to contain them within the viewer’s conception of art. Walking through the maze of colors and shapes, these perplexities of the Abstract implies different ways of thinking and also the existence & diverse emotional pull of their art. It is a way to Distract and separate each volume of textured movement of the artists:

Daniel Carrillo paints on Birch wood, discarded Plywood and ever so often canvas. His work has evolved around his environment, his early political views and his connection with past and present relationships.

Greg Monge has a deep and passionate interest in the sun. In his color photographs, the artist has trapped the luminous and shimmering beauty of the light in the paper in order to create the explosive and also meditative atmosphere throughout his work. His “Temple Of The Paper Suns’” installation is drenched in his native Southern California sunshine.

Nguyen Tran defines her art as a slice of life. Through her drawings, the artist has expressed her fear and her hope towards love and life in order to find a way to be close to life, to people who fear and feel like she does.

Exhibition Hours: Tuesday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday 12-4pm, or by appointment. For further information, please contact the gallery at (626) 585-7412. http://www.pasadena.edu/artgallery.

Supported by the the Pasadena Art Alliance, Pasadena City College Foundation, and the PCC Division of Visual Arts and Media Studies.

Related link: http://www.pasadena.edu/artgallery

 

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