“Veracity” features the work of Carlos Gomez
UT Brownsville art professor Carlos Gomez stands in front of an installation titled "Handsome Pepper on Concrete" on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at the Historic Brownsville Museum. His exhibit "Veracity" will open this Friday.
TEXAS - OCTOBER 18, 2013 - The Historic Brownsville Museum presents “Veracity,”
a one-man show by Carlos Gomez, Chair
and Professor of Visual Arts at The University of Texas at Brownsville.
“Verocity” opens at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. The museum is located at 641 E. Madison Street in
Brownsville. Admission is free.
Gomez said “Veracity” is a collection of four different
bodies of artwork that examines the use of materials and those moments that
reveal what is in one’s mind during the creative process. Each epitomizes the human condition whether
social-political, casual reflections, dealing with dreams, or conceptual
manifestations of “veracity”.
Gómez found his first artistic
expression in the “Tex – Mex” culture of the Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville
where he was raised.
“Brightly colored buildings and the
surreal atmosphere of the Mexican border towns gave me the first appreciation
of color, line and the generalization that my chosen images would have to be
bold and realistic,” said Gómez.
Gomez earned his B.F.A. at Pan
American University, now The
University of Texas at Pan American and attended Washington State University for his M.F.A. in painting and drawing. In the course of his studies he went, from an
interest in Renaissance style art to a self-ascribed
“social-abstract-surrealism” and is currently exploring multi-technique
painting and drawing.
He has received positive critical reviews from the media where
he has presented exhibitions. Aside from exhibiting his work, Gómez is also a very active curator and
has curated more than 100 exhibitions.
“Veracity” will be on exhibit until Jan. 17, 2014. For information, call 956-548-1313.