UA Artist Opens Exhibit at Gadsden State's Ayers Campus

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July 05, 2018
Anniston, Ala.— Gadsden State Community College’s Fine Arts Department presents its summer art exhibition “Immigrant Life” by Juan Lopez-Bautista, an artist and University of Alabama biology professor. The show is in the Pierce Cain Learning Resource Center at the Ayers Campus through Aug. 10.
 

Above: Migrant by 
Juan Lopez-Bautista

“My work explores the idea of the discovery of a self-identity,” said Lopez-Bautista, who is also a painting graduate student at UA. “Having spent the first half of my life in Mexico and the other half in the United States of America, I am a conglomerate of these two distinct cultural and geographical dualities.”
 
Through various washes, layers and biomorphic shapes, the artist said he explores the development of consciousness as a result of a cultural assimilation by migration.
 

Above: Oddyssey by 
Juan Lopez-Bautista

“My work is an invitation to the viewer to perceive this migratory effort,” he said.
 
A few works by Lopez-Bautista can be seen on his website www.lopezbautista.com.
 
The exhibit is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information about the exhibit, contact Robert Hendrickson, Gadsden State art instructor, at rhendrickson@gadsdenstate.edu or 256-835-5459.
Contact:
Robert Hendrickson, (256) 835-5459
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