Moreno / Peña : Lcc Fall Solo Show Reception

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The Latino Cultural Center is proud to present its Fall 2015 exhibitions featuring the work of Dallas-based Latino artists Francisco Moreno and Arthur Peña. These two site-specific exhibitions have been in the planning since November 2012. “The Latino Cultural Center is honored to host these exhibitions in its galleries,” said General Manager Benjamin Espino. “These artists have garnered critical acclaim locally, regionally, and nationally for their work and continue to bring focus on the growth of the visual arts in Dallas as an international center for arts and culture.”

Opening Reception is Friday, November 13, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibitions run through January 8, 2016. The Latino Cultural Center is located at 2600 Live Oak Street, Dallas, Texas 75204. Regular gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Francisco Moreno’s "From the Area" is an exhibition of paintings which are large-scale, monochromatic meditations of masterpieces from the Kimbell Art Museum’s permanent collection. Moreno’s new body of work explores ideas of how art history and place influence and form artistic identity. Moreno was born in Mexico City and moved to North Texas at an early age. He received his Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting from The University of Texas at Arlington and his Masters in Fine Art in Painting as a Presidential Scholar from the Rhode Island School of Design. He recently was a featured visual artist in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 1st Annual SOLUNA Festival. He has worked as a Gallery Teacher at The Warehouse, a project in Dallas initiated by The Faulconer Collection and The Rachofsky Collection. He is represented by the Erin Cluley Gallery.

"The wants and needs of a fearful life" presents five new paintings, attempt 138-142, from artist Arthur Peña. Themes of death, temporality and the possibility of catharsis are questioned through his coffin and devotional paintings, the two bodies of work represented. Peña has also designed a specific architectural layout for the gallery, guiding the viewer through three distinct spaces. Peña is a painter, arts educator, and contributing writer to Arts & Culture TX, New American Paintings, and ART HAPS. He is the founder of Vice Palace and co-founder of Deadbolt Studios. Peña received his Post Baccalaureate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010 and his MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. He has exhibited his work in New York, Dallas, and in the 2013 Texas Biennial at Blue Star Contemporary Museum in San Antonio.

A joint catalog for the shows will feature an essay written by Roger White, New Yorker contributing writer and author of "The Contemporaries: Travels in the 21st c. Art World."
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By: Latino Cultural Center

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