A huge black square sat in the middle of the room while art work of different mediums and concepts were circled around. Over all the show was well managed considering how many pieces were on display. There was a lot of promise at the Frost Art Museum for the Bachelor’s of Fine Art exhibition.
I walked to my right and found the mythological painting of Diego Spindola Arrieta where we seem to be the witness of some epic Chinese battle. His pallet was quiet but the imagery did capture the historical relevance of the moment, arrows and all. Then I accidently stepped on the genealogical installation of Carolina Candelaria, a translucent fabric piece which was hanging down the side of the box. It was painted in Guasch and Expresso and ring patterns were around the fabric in a symetrica pattern, much like a textile. My eye followed from top to bottom where I found a light glowing at the base which illuminated the color and lines. The abstract narratives of Wen-Ju Chien was on another wall from pen on paper to chalk on wall. She stated that, “each creature’s persona and their surroundings are based on people and situations (she has) encountered.” It was fun to visualize what kind of drama played out in these parables.
Then, just for a second I thought I was in a comic shop when I found the work of Eric Gonzalez. Quite literally he had turned people in his life into action heroes or Action Portraits as he would call it. Each persona was packaged in its toy container with graphics and everything and they were hung on a rack, much like a comic shop. I was compelled to grab one and ask how much. It was neat to see that he had converted these people into fanboy paraphernalia.
Then to step into the black square box and found the video installation of Jennifer Rodriguez Baez. Much to my surprise I smelled it too, the strong odor of crayola. It was a poetic piece as crayola shreddings were steadily and repeatedly falling.