Unconscious Landscape

Delvis_6336South Texas College’s Nursing and Allied Health Campus Library presents “Unconscious Landscape,” an exhibit featuring artworks by Delvis Cortez. The exhibit opens Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 and will be on view through Friday, Dec. 6. An artist talk will be held on Oct. 3 at 6:30pm at the college’s NAH Campus, located at 1101 E. Vermont Ave. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Cortez’s current body of work was created through a transferring process called Decalcomania. This is a process in which diluted oil paint is spread across a large glass surface, and the canvas is pressed to the surface and then carefully peeled away. The technique produces smudges and blots of color which suggest turbulent skies, landscapes and/or abstract humanoid forms.

“Cortez’s recent work expresses the feeling of freedom and spontaneity that paint is so capable of achieving,” said Dawn Haughey, STC Library Art Gallery associate. “The fluid composition and muted tones of the work create a relaxing and introspective experience for the viewer.”

Cortez received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas-Pan American. He currently instructs painting parties at the Weslaco Museum.

STC’s Library Art Gallery exhibits regional, national and international artwork, explores new visions and theories of creativity, and introduces innovative artistic expressions to the South Texas region.

For more information, contact Dawn Haughey at 956-872-3488, or via email at dhaughey@southtexascollege.edu.