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. Treviño’s
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Fran admired and collected other artist’s work for her home, but also as part of her trove of infinite objects that often made their way into her art. From the mad jumble of countless boxes and bags in her studio came often playful “bricolage” works of beauty, humor and imagination. She taught for many years at the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, the Newark Museum and was actively teaching until just weeks before her death last year. An award-winning artist, she exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, Victoria and Albert Museum, and in galleries throughout New Jersey. She began her eight-decade career as a fashion designer before moving into painting, printmaking, found art sculpture, book and paper making, and other multi-media arts. Fran studied art at the American School of Fine Arts, Newark School of Fine Arts, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. The works in this exhibition were generously donated by Fran’s family to The 1978 Maplewood Arts Center. Proceeds from all sales will benefit the center as well as public art in the
Never before have I seen a museum as grand as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. From its architecture to its massive art collection, The Met has a little bit of everything and one is sure to find something that captures his or her interest. Considering that The Met is the United States' largest art museum, it is easy to get lost within its many corridors and wings. My visit to The Met took place during the last week of July. Despite the almost unbearable heat and humidity that hung in the air, visiting museums under these climate conditions is a welcome respite from a suffocating, yet bright summer afternoon.
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Museum/Gallery Critique: A museum, gallery, or private collection visit followed by a written critique, two-page minimum, typed and double-spaced are required for this course. Detailed instructions will be distributed and
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