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Faculty shows sketches, sculptures on SE

By Shelly Williams/se new editor

Human scale sculptures and pencil sketches by TCC visual art instructor Angel Fernandez and art adjunct Elizabeth Hurtado decorate SE’s Art Corridor II through Feb. 12.

An artist’s reception is 4-6 p.m. Thursday in Art Corridor II.

Hurtado’s work defies the well-known child rule of not drawing on walls and conveys a theme of imaginary landscapes. She said that her work is meant to be lighthearted and whimsical and that she enjoyed making it and looking at the finished product.

“I want viewers to enjoy the work with their eyes and senses instead of their thoughts,” she said.

While Hurtado works with pencil sketches, Fernandez’s art is mostly composed of fabric to make the viewers interact with the art. Figuring out what fabric patterns to use was challenging at times, he said.

“I hope that viewers will interact with my work and fully experience its tactile characteristics,” he said.

In his artist statement, he says the work he creates represents his past, creating events throughout his life.

“My work is a sublimation of the repressed aspects of my childhood,” he said. “It narrates a personal mythology of self-fulfillment and creation composed of childhood and adult experiences through the use of festive forms and colors.”

He said his newest pieces, some of which are displayed in the show, are his favorite.

“I often challenge myself to find new ways to make work. Once the piece is done, it is my favorite until the next one comes along,” he said.

He is currently working on a series of drawings, like “The Cakextacy of Angel Fernandez” on display in the hallway of Art Corridor II.

Admission to the art show is free. Hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, contact Devon Nowlin at 817-515-3406.

 

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