Exhibit: Cristina Paulos: "Rhythm, Line and Stroke"
August 19 through October 10
Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Dr, Las Vegas, NV
An artist reception with a performance by the artist will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 22.
"Rhythym, Line and Stroke" is a collection of drawings and paintings by Cristina Paulos, focusing on the human form. The exhibit will be on view from Tuesday, August 19 through Friday, July 10, 2014 at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road. A reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 22.
Paulos’ artworks incorporate a variety of techniques and materials. Using life models for this entire series, Paulos continues her creative philosophy of capturing and revealing human flaws, discomforts and vulnerabilities. The application of media like Sumi ink, fabric dye and powdered graphite on the delicate surfaces of handmade papers and newsprint create expressive mark-making, and can be somewhat uncontrollable. The combination of these materials brings about variable results, which mirror what the artist calls "the organic foundations of humanness."
The exhibition will have two components. Studies of the male figure will be exhibited at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery, while works focusing on the female form will be featured at TastySpace Gallery from August 25 to October 3. TastySpace is located on the first floor of the Emergency Arts building, 520 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV.
Cristina Natsuko Paulos is an award-winning artist and animator whose work has appeared in an original animation short for "Sesame Street," prestigious galleries such as La Luz De Jesus and Giant Robot, as well as the Cirque du Soleil Contemporary Art Collection. In addition to having her work featured in two books, "Garden Of Eye Candy" and "La Luz de Jesus 25: The Little Gallery That Could," her films have screened at festivals in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and she has collaborated with numerous puppeteers to create toy theatre puppetry performances.
A BFA graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, Paulos grew up in the San Fernando Valley but has made Las Vegas her home since 2002. She has been the recipient of several grants from the Nevada Arts Council, including a 2008 Artist Fellowship, as well as a 2005 Sesame Street Workshop Scholarship.
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Cristina Paulos' "Rhythm, Line and Stroke"