Through the Muddy
Moapa Valley Community Center Mural, by Gig Depio
Through the Muddy
480" x 144"
Oil on Canvas
Moapa Valley Community Center
320 N. Moapa Blvd.
Overton, NV 89040 MAP
Artist Biography: Las Vegas-based Filipino painter Gig Depio presents the conjunctions of contemporary and historical forces in the form of intense, often large-scale, figurative compositions. Recipient of the 2016 Nevada Arts Council Fellowship Grant in Painting, he has exhibited across Nevada, with shows at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the University of Nevada in Reno, and the Clark County Winchester Cultural Center Gallery, Las Vegas. In his native Philippines he worked for several years as an apprentice to his father, the artist Prof. Gig C. De Pio, Sr.
“Gig Depio’s remarkable mural, Through the Muddy, exists in a condition of haunting equilibrium,” said Robert Tracy, Ph.D., of the UNLV Fine Arts Department. “Depio’s intense research into the Moapa Valley’s long and grand history has been fixed not only into visible form on an appropriate scale -- roughly 11 feet by 40 feet -- but into individual narrative parts developed by the artist co-exist in a remarkable balance of connection and inter-connection. Depio’s ambitious desire for an awe-inspiring chronicle of majesty not only means what they mean right now but the complexity of his back-stories rendered with deft skill and meaningful dexterity will continue to reverberate through time. Locals and visitors will get the artist’s narrative because Depio delivers the visuals, a truly remarkable effort by a very talented and gifted artist.”
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