The University of Texas-Pan American Clark Gallery will host "Gallos, Caballos, Gentes y Paisajes," a Master of Fine Arts exhibit by Rosendo Sandoval, from Sept. 4-21.
A reception for the exhibit is Thursday, Sept. 6 from 7-9 p.m. in the Charles and Dorothy Clark Gallery in the Fine Arts Building.
Sandoval has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UTPA and a Master of Science in Art degree from Texas A&I University. Born in Tamaulipas, Mexico, he lived there until 1971 when his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Weslaco.
The exhibit of large paintings incorporates both romantic and contemporary themes of Mexican culture. The imagery he incorporates includes people, horses, fighting cocks and landscapes.
The landscapes portrayed are imaginary and serve as background for the subject matter. People depicted in these landscapes are ordinary people - ranging from bullfighters to Mexican vaqueros and from children to adults - with the exception of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Oil paint on wood panels helps him achieve the bright colors and luminosity reminiscent of the richness of Mexican culture.
Admission to all exhibitions is free, and the galleries are open Monday through Friday, except University holidays. For more information or special accommodations, please call the University Gallery at 956/381-2655 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.