Reflection of René Treviño's Exhibition, Axial Precessions
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René Treviño was born in 1972 in Kingsville, Texas and currently lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York, as well as his Master in Fine Arts from the Maryland College of Art. He is currently represented by the C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore, and had an exhibition from January 29, 2014-March 8, 2014 entitled Axial Precessions, hosted by the C. Grimaldis Gallery.
The C. Grimaldis Gallery has a bit of history standing behind it. It was established in 1977 by Consantine Grimaldis and is the longest operating art gallery in the Baltimore City area. The gallery hosts exhibitions featuring American and European artists and works from the Post World War II, contemporary, and modern eras. The gallery has very high ceilings with white painted walls and pale wood flooring, allowing the artwork to “speak for itself” on display and to limit distractions to the viewers. It’s a very airy and comfortable place to be in, and it takes on a beautiful aura when displaying René Treviño’s artwork in particular.
The name Axial Precessions did not come right away to Treviño’s mind as a name for the collection, it instead came to him later on. The term itself refers to astrological bodies and their rotation as caused by forces of gravity, and René felt it best described this series of paintings. The collection on display features a series of paintings inspired by historical art, astrology, and patterns.