Curated by Coka Treviño
Exhibition Dates: April 19 – May 18, 2019
Member Preview: Friday, April 19, 6–7pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 19, 7–10pm
916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101 Austin TX 78702
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6pm
Unity of Opposites, curated by Coka Treviño, explores nature and how humans decide to interact with it. Inspired by alchemy, technology, and numbers, Blasto focuses on earth, the visible and tangible; Walker the invisible, immaterial and divine. By taking opposite ends of the spectrum, they create pieces that connect only by the tension within their subjects.
Blasto is interested in exploring universal concepts and landing them on symbols that can connect with people through his work on the street. He seeks to recognize, discover, and be a participant in architectural concepts of the city and any environment to establish an open dialogue with the thousands of commuters, or with the few who will discover interventions hidden for most. His work has been shown mostly in Mexico and South America. Publications of his work include Street Sketchbook Journeys / Thames & Hudson, UK & Nuevo Mundo Latin American Street Art / Gestalten, Germany.
Ernesto Walker explores chance and abstraction as a way to encode and visually translate the reality around us, looking for links between what is accidental and what becomes meaningful. His work has been shown worldwide. He is 1st place winner of the Saatchi Gallery Drawing Showdown 2011, obtained FONCA Fellowships from the Mexican National Arts Fund (2016 & 2018), among many other accolades. Since January 2011, he is a professor of the School of Art, Architecture, and Design of the Tec de Monterrey College.
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Big Medium is funded in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Big Medium is also supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts and by generous contributions from private donors.