Messinger Gallery Opening with Mark Vilarreal

thu30may5:30 pmthu7:00 pmMessinger Gallery Opening with Mark Vilarreal


May 30, 2024 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT-06:00)

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Join us at the Boulder JCC Messinger Art Gallery for an artist opening with Mark Vilarreal. Take part in beautiful art, socialize with art patrons, and nosh on light fare.

Mark Villarreal has been an Abstract painter for 40 years. This ten-year survey of work was inspired by his travels to Europe and Cuba, jazz standards from the 1950’s through the 1960‘s and Byzantine painting of the 13th -14th centuries. It is this eclectic framework, with the art of the Italian Renaissance at the center, that has provided him with a unique and individual vocabulary of abstraction. His compositions retain a unifying lyricism of line, while subsets of interrupted shapes hang in the balance. Shapes collide and are suspended within the picture plane, nearly submerged by overlays of color or visually obstructed by opaque color blocks that recede and come forward with a kinesthetic reflex.

Mark earned his BFA at The Kansas City Art Institute. Upon returning to his home in Colorado, Mark established an extensive exhibition record that includes the Denver Art Museum, The Dairy Arts Center, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art along with several commercial galleries in Denver and Santa Fe. His work is featured in private collections in Colorado and beyond. Mark has served on the The Dairy Art Center board for two years and the Boulder Arts Commission for 5 years, two of these years as the chair.

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