​​Virtual Reception & Artist Talks

Thursday, January 6, 2022 on Facebook Live at 4:30 pm, in gallery 5 pm-8 pm. 

See more virtual events for this exhibition below!

NEW MEMBER EXHIBITION
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January 4- 29, 2022

ANGENNETTE ESCOBAR,

HECTOR H HERNANDEZ, BENJAMIN MEFFORD,

& EDDIE REED

Becoming a Member Owner at Blackfish Gallery is an achievement!  For 42 years, interested artists have undergone an extensive jury and interview process before being invited to join our membership. Help us celebrate our four newest members at their debut exhibition at Blackfish Gallery!

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Above: Angennette Escobar, “Mexicana-Americana-Tejana-Chicana,” acrylic, wood and found objects on canvas, 24” x 48”, 2018

ANGENNETTE ESCOBAR

Escobar’s body of work is a deeply personal exploration of her Mexican heritage as an American citizen. Body imagery intertwined with religious objects brings together her cultural identity and heritage, as well as her corporeal reality as a human being. Her dynamic use of symbolism, surrealism and Mexican folk art are ways in which she channels memories of place and time.

HECTOR H HERNANDEZ

Hernandez is best known as a muralist, with a focus on social and cultural issues and an approach influenced by Mexican academic painting traditions. His background in cultural anthropology and social sciences has helped him develop the context for his narratives. This exhibition is a unique opportunity for viewers to gain insight into how the artist also develops smaller, personal pieces whose culturally relevant images and symbols often make their way into his large-scale murals, in addition to exploring aspects of social and cultural change.

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Above: Hector H Hernandez, “Our Universe,”, graphite on paper, 6.5’x13’

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BENJAMIN MEFFORD

Mefford is an interdisciplinary artist with a passion for sculpting with natural materials, especially stone. His works unfold from material studies, possess geometric qualities, deal with gravity and balance, and relate to the elements. Archetypal symbols such as knots and cycles of life help him contemplate questions about perception, time, and interconnection.

Above: Benjamin Mefford, “Ceci N’est Pas Une Banane Jaune,” stone (olivine), 10x18x4”

EDDIE REED

Over time, Reed’s work has shifted from creating art that replicates nature to making art that educates others on who he is and what it means to him to be a Black man in America today. His work stimulates conversation about the meaning of life and adds to a new narrative: a multi-layered and complex storyline that challenges preconceived attitudes and leads to a new focus on encouragement, hope, and resilience for those lesser known voices of a multicultural America.

Right: Eddie Reed, “I Can’t Save You,” acrylic/mixed media on wood,

30x24x2”

I Can’t Save You.HEIC

Events

Thursday, January 6, 4:30-8pm

Virtual and In Gallery Reception

Live on the Blackfish Gallery Facebook Page 4:30-5pm in gallery from 5-8pm.

Saturday, January 15, 1:00pm

Artist Talks

Join us for a deeper look into the works of this months artists.

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Los Deseos Humanos
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Esperanza y Optimismo
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Host
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Madre Sagrada
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Madre Sagrada (detail)
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Girl with Devil Mask
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Para las Mamas
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Las Fantasmas 1
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Las Fantasmas 2
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Las Fantasmas 3
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Milagro: Boca Cerrada
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Ex-voto
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Saliendo de mi Cabeza
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Casa Escobar
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La Soñadora
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Mexicana-Americana-Tejana-Chicana
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Mexico City Earthquake Replica
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Blooming Heart
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Dragons from East and West
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East Meets West
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Gliph
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Corazon Flechado
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Armored Heart
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From the Bottom of My Heart
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Our Universe, Our University
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Ceci N'est Pas Une Banane Jaune
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Link to the Past
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Origin Story
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Ten Thousand Thoughts
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Radiation
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Moebius
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Block Chain
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Light Touch
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Spatial
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I Too Sing America
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Neither God Nor Master
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Respect Your Self
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Imitation Of Life
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The Rising Son
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The Rising Son (Fishbowl Version)
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I Can’t Save You
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Say His Name
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Back Room Gallery

Blackfish Group Exhibition

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