Gadsden State Community College’s Fine Arts Department presents its summer art exhibition “Immigrant Life” by Juan Lopez-Bautista, an artist and University of Alabama biology professor. The show is in the Pierce Cain Learning Resource Center at the Ayers Campus through Aug. 10.
“My work explores the idea of the discovery of a self-identity,” said Lopez-Bautista, who is also a painting graduate student at UA. “Having spent the first half of my life in Mexico and the other half in the United States of America, I am a conglomerate of these two distinct cultural and geographical dualities.”
Through various washes, layers and biomorphic shapes, the artist said he explores the development of consciousness as a result of a cultural assimilation by migration.
“My work is an invitation to the viewer to perceive this migratory effort,” he said.
A few works by Lopez-Bautista can be seen on his website www.lopezbautista.com.
The exhibit is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information about the exhibit, contact Robert Hendrickson, Gadsden State art instructor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-835-5459.