Thursday, October 16, 2014

“Mi Pajaro” Exhibition of works by Rolando Chang Barrero, FAU MacArthur Library, October 27, 2014 through December 12, 2014

America by Rolando Chang Barrero 2014

“Mi Pajaro”
A Solo Exhibition of works by Rolando Chang Barrero
October 27, 2014 through December 12, 2014

MacArthur Library Gallery
Florida Atlantic University
John D. MacArthur Campus

5353 Parkside Drive

Jupiter, FL 33458
Contact: Diane Arrieta, Curator

“Many of Rolando Chang Barreros paintings lean toward the literal and visually complex, particularly his more overtly political and frankly homoerotic pieces and even his stylized portraits.  His series paintings, in contrast, dispense with anatomical accuracy and specificity and employ a single motif repeatedly, reducing figures almost to glyphs.  In their broad strokes, child-like simplicity, and whimsy, these paintings have an affinity with the work of Paul Klee.  Like Klee, Barrero jettisons realism intentionally, freeing himself not only from its technical constraints but also from the primacy of material reality.  The simplicity of the surface belies the multiplicity of layers beneath.”
(excerpt from essay by Nan Runde for exhibition catalogue)

Rolando Chang Barrero is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a recipient of a Congressional Letter of Commendation in the Arts, recognized as one the Green Movements top Trailblazers of South Florida (SunSentinel), and one of the most intriguing men in the arts 2014 (SFG News). Rolando has recently been invited to exhibit an installation of 25 of 30 current works at his ENDANGERED BIRDS Series during Art Basel 2014 in Miami.The remaining 10 Painting frome EB series will be on display at the Mi Pajaro exhibit. 

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