Above & Below: New Paintings by Sergio Gomez
June 19 to July 11, 2015
Join us for the opening reception of Sergio Gomez's new body of work and for the kick off of the Art NXT Level Projects. Above & Below references Sergio's ongoing series of works capturing the cycle of life from birth to death and the spiritual awareness throughout that journey.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 19th from 7 to 10 pm
Art NXT Level Projects
Zhou B Art Center, 4th Floor
Call the gallery for a private viewing
“If at its best art is an invitation to relationship, the works of Sergio Gomez are bold and complex provocations to a series of interconnected meetings. Gomez’ use of the human figure grounds his work in the depth of human concerns; his art has our shared plight of suffering, of searching, and of triumph at its center. Far from a dualism that posits a separation between body and transcendence, Gomez’s artful technique underscores how art points to the indissoluble unity of what is matter and what is spirit. In Gomez’s work the use of multiple textures, visible seams, dripping paint, vibrant colors and brushstrokes honors corporality, as his evocative figures celebrate personhood and the world in which we dwell. Yet Gomez’s works also act like modern icons opening windows and doors into the depths of Spirit, where death never has the last word and the sacred beckons.”
Cecilia González-Andrieu Ph.D.
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
Bridge to Wonder: Art as a Gospel of Beauty
Waco: Baylor University Press, 2012
Zhou B. Art Center