LOOKING BACK CUTTING FORWARD
October 24 @ 12:00 pm - November 30 @ 6:00 pmFree
In 2015 Fernando Reyes ventured into abstract handprinted paper cutouts, veering from the figurative work for which he had been known throughout his art career. In Fernando’s upcoming show Looking Back Cutting Forward Fernando aggressively thrusts onwards with new ideas and designs bringing a playfulness in colorful design and a joyous sense of nostalgia influenced by the graphic designs and colors from the Midcentury modern art period. Artists Reception: Saturday, October 26, 5-7
Artist Name: FERNANDO REYES
About Artist: Art is a second career for FERNANDO REYES, who spent 17 years in banking in San Francisco. He began as a self-taught artist, then decided to seek formal art education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA '97). Throughout the years, Fernando has produced a large and diverse portfolio of artwork. His work has been primarily representational and includes oil paintings, drawings, and printmaking. In 2014 a visit to MoMA in New York for the Henri Matisse The Cut Outs exhibition made such an impact on Fernando that he embarked on creating his own cut outs. Subsequently taking his art-making in the direction of abstract art in both paper cutouts and oil painting.