Cloyde Snook Gallery hosts Tony Ortega

(11-28-2012)

The Adams State University Cloyde Snook Gallery presents the latest works by nationally known Latino artist Tony Ortega. The exhibition features prints including etchings, monoprints, monotypes, and recent lithographs. An artist lecture begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the Art Building room 227 and a reception will follow from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Cloyde Snook Gallery.

Adams State Professor of Art Eugene Schilling and Randy Pijoan curated the show. Pijoan said based on Ortega’s tight museum show schedule and gallery demands, the Art Department was “very lucky and excited” to host the exhibition.

Ortega said: “My artwork of common everyday life incorporates elements of magical realism; it confronts reality and attempts to untangle it. Through my work, I offer a multifaceted fiction that incorporates the traditions, history and culture of Latinos. In the postmodern age, my visual language speaks to the issue of international migration, focuses on shifting demographics, draws from pop culture and seeks to present truth at a more local, personal level.”

The show will also feature local artists Matt Capell and Pijoan, as well as Dallas artist Evelyn Mclean. The show continues through December 14.

For more information call the Art Department at 719-587-7823.