August 29th to September 29th, 2019
September 4th, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts | MICA is pleased to welcome the community to its newest exhibition, Abstracción Geométrica, by Salt Lake City-based painter Juan Pablo Gasca. This exciting show will be housed in MICA’s permanent home, inside of Sugar Space Arts Warehouse, a cultural hub on the West Side of Salt Lake City.
Gasca utilizes carefully-placed geometric shapes over canvas to create beautiful and dynamic compositions. Influenced by the great masters of geometric and abstract art, such as Juan Gris, Pablo Picasso, or Manuel Felguérez, Gasca’s paintings cleverly combine light, color, and space and create a very personal and unique style.
With Abstracción Geométrica, MICA is pleased to introduce artist and educator Horacio Rodríguez as its new Curator. Rodríguez, who also sits on MICA’s Board of Directors, will be leading the organization’s exhibition and curatorial efforts. He is passionate about contributing to Salt Lake City’s Art community and supporting diversity in the arts. He recently completed a 3 year fellowship at the University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts and has just begun an artist’s residency at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) and is busy preparing for his upcoming solo show at Granary Arts Center which will open Fall of 2019.
Juan Pablo Gasca is a visual artist born in Guanajuato, Mexico. Juan started drawing at an early age and, for the most part, is a self-taught artist. He loved drawing everything he saw, especially the animals at the family farm where he grew up. In 2013, he started experimenting with different mediums and techniques and discovered that geometry and abstraction were the styles he was looking for to express himself. Juan began investigating the work of the American Abstract Expressionists of the 1940’s and 50’s and the Mexican Geometrism movement of the 1970’s. “The way these artists used space, color, light and design to give their paintings that expressiveness and life, sparked my inspiration and creativity to start creating my own geometric compositions”. Juan’s work has been published in 15 Bytes Art Magazine and Fibonacci Fine Arts Magazine. He has also shown with numerous exhibitions across the Wasatch Front.
Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts – Our mission is to strengthen and build community through arts and activism. We provide space to those who engage community through their work, are from underrepresented communities, challenge perceptions of “other”, use art as a tool for social change, and/or have been silenced in the past. MICA is an inclusive organization and strives to create dialogue amongst communities and across borders through art, creativity, dialogue, and civic engagement.
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