Wednesday, 18 January 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's College of Visual and Performing Arts and the UMHB Department of Art is pleased to present Circling Back an exhibition featuring the recent work of Arturo Alonzo Sandoval. Noted Professor of Art at The University of Kentucky.
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval is a fiber artist whose experimental techniques and expressive interpretations have earned him an international reputation. He has helped pioneer a new era for textile art as a viable, contemporary medium. Integrating industrial materials such as Mylar, Lurex and photographic film.
Sandoval's recent works features a series of new abstract designs based on recycled representations. His work is in the collections of the New York City Museum of Modern Art's Architecture and Design Collection, as well as galleries and private collections throughout the United States and the world.
About his work, Sandoval states, "What distinguishes me from other artists working in fiber is my choice to mainly explore and recycle twentieth century industrial materials which have been primarily designed as tapes or films. Incorporating them into woven or interlaced webs provides for me permutations for my design concepts which are personalized into a visual vocabulary of issues related to international and domestic politics, terrorism, the total nuclear threat, the cosmic realms, and personal spiritual beliefs."
The exhibit opens on Jan. 9 and continues through Feb. 10 at the Arla Ray Tyson Art Gallery.
Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Arla Ray Tyson Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the Townsend Memorial Library on the UMHB campus.
Admission is free. Reception and Gallery Talk by the artist will take place at the end of the exhibit on Feb. 9 at 5 p.m.