Masticar Darwin Arevalo Solo Show

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Darwin Arevalo

December 3rd, 2016 through January 7th, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, 3rd, 2016, from 6:00 to ?:00 pm
Artist Talk/ Closing: Saturday, January 7th, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm

Capitol Street Gallery is pleased to present Masticar, a solo exhibition of painting and assemblage works by Houston artist Darwin Arevalo. This exhibition is the first solo exhibition by Arevalo in Houston and surveys the most recent body of work from the artist’s studio. Masticar opens Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, with a reception for the artist from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and will be complemented by an artist talk on Saturday, January 7th. 2017, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

The artworks presented in Masticar are products of Arevalo’s deeply exploratory and process driven art-making practice as Arevalo works with an array of found and repurposed material collected from the East End neighborhood proximate to El Rincón Social, where the artist maintains his studio practice. The product of Arevalo’s artistic experimentation is rooted in material exploration and applied processes that exploit the unpredictable intersections of materiality and form as each of his artworks, is in the first place, are reactions to themselves. His impulse in constructing, combining, and reconstituting found and industrial materials determine the outcome of each piece, respectively. Detectable in this body of work, through the lens of an intense study of the formal advancements in painting throughout art history, are the heavy influences of the social and political Latin American experience that color the artist’s life.

Darwin Arevalo received his BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and has since exhibited in numerous venues in Kansas City and in Houston. He has participated and worked in community based non-profit organizations for inner city youths and programs as an art educator, lead artist, and lead muralist. He hopes through his work to engage with the local community on the street level and to contribute to the development of a progressive and innovative artistic environment in Houston.
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