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"Interpretive Reflections" on View at Gallery One

Works by local artists offer an innovative approach to introspection.
June 12, 2024

Introspection is the tool of artists. And Interpretive Reflections is an exhibition of works by local artists who offer an innovative approach to introspection. Gallery One, at 1 Civic Plaza NW, presents Interpretive Reflections featuring works by Gael Luna; Al Na’ Ir Lara; Jocelyn Salaz; Eric Romero; Vicente Telles; Karl Bautista; Derrick Montez; Pico de Hierro-Villa; Nacho Jaramillo; Ronn Cancino; Felix Lucero; Oscar Lozoya; Samantha Chavez; and Vanessa Alvarado.

The exhibition opens on Thursday, June 20 with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m.   

According to Gallery Curator Augustine Romero, self-portraits express renderings of oneself, with hints of identity. A self-portrait is a snapshot of a unique presence, a mirror of a state of mind. They literally invite us into the personal space, politics, spiritual ideologies, and symbolic identities that each artist creates. Artists transform abstract literal clues into pieces of art that offer new perspectives of oneself. Our reflections are constructed by who we think we are. Introspection, belief, and lived experience are mediums in the pallet of creation.

Romero adds, the present moment is made up of politics, survival, personal reflection, and transformation of being in the moment. Being in the here and now is a statement about the time and space we live in. Artists create works that transform abstract feelings into literal clues that offer new perspectives of oneself.

Interpretive Reflections is on view through August 2. Gallery One is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.