Goodrich Gallery Juan Cruz Exhibit - January 2020
January Exhibit: “Construct to Deconstruct” Oil on Canvas by Juan Cruz
The Goodrich Gallery is pleased to present the artwork of Juan Cruz during the month of January. A reception for the artist will be held in the gallery on Sunday, Jan. 5 from 12 – 2 p.m.
Juan Cruz, a Dallas-based artist, was born here in 1989. Juan creates sculptures, paintings and drawings, and has exhibited at Brookhaven College, Richland College, 500X, Latino Culture Center, Ash Studios, Texas Wesleyan University, Mary Tomas Gallery, University of North Texas and at Santa Reparata International School of Arts in Florence, Italy.
Juan received his Bachelor degree in Fine Arts at the University of North Texas in Denton. He is currently employed by Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Current work is represented by Mary Tomas Gallery.
“My artwork is made through a series of life experiences. As an individual, it allows me to recreate an interpretation of reality. The struggles of being a person of color influence my emotions towards religious beliefs and societal issues. Growing up in a family of Christian faith, my spiritual views have played an important role within the use of color. Societal issues of gentrification and borders are represented throughout the composition with Mexican American symbols and a color palette.
I have an interest in exploring these ideas through the use of oil paint and charcoal which best allows me to express a sentimental, passionate and aggressive depiction of my visual language.
The intention is to use scenes and experiences from my everyday life while adapting imagery of Mexican American traditions to create a unique composition of color, symbols and historical events.”
For questions, please contact Anne Oncken in the Music and Arts at 214-220-2727, 218 or Aoncken@fumcdallas.org.
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