Tuesday, January 19, 2010

David Freeman Observation Deception

For artist David Freeman South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley are magnificant, sacred and bewitching all at once. They also serve as his artistic inspiration as reflected in his exhibit “Observation Deception”

Freeman, an art instructor at South Texas College, and editor of Voices of Art Magazine turns his observations of the world around him into art, often using materials from local pulgas (flea markets) and thrift stores as artistic resources.

“Observation Deception” includes photographic images and Freeman’s artistis interpretations of traditional Mexican wrestler masks—or mascaras, which remain a recognizable symbol in Mexican and Rio Grande Valley culture.

“David Freeman’s work displays separate aesthetics, rituals and culture from South Texas, The Rio Grande Valley and Northern Mexico. He gracefully blends Catholic icons, divine religious adoration, with street photography, installation and the act of collecting as art. This one-man group show has a beautiful domestic carnival feel to it. David is attracted to the wonderment and faith, spiritually and the fondness that people can bestow upon these images.” Curator–Jesus De La Rosa

On View • Jan. 18 - Feb. 19, 2010
Artist Talk • Jan. 26 • 2pm
Artist Reception • Jan. 26 • 4:30 -7pm

Ben Bailey Art Gallery
916 W. Santa Gertrudis & Armstrong
For more information call (361) 593-2619