Anne’s Visual Art Studio gallery proudly announces Trojan Horse, a mixed media exhibition by Richmond artist Frederick Chiriboga opening with reception First Friday September 6, 2013 from 7-10PM. Trojan Horse is a collection of approximately 20 new and retrospective paintings, sculptures, collages and constructions that, as the title implies, is not always what it seems from the outside. You are in for surprises if you take the time to look.
Trojan Horse will be on display through Friday October 25, 2013 in the Main Gallery at anne’sVisual Art Studio. (jpegs attached)
“I use found objects in my sculpture and found ideas in my painting. Nothing comes from nothing, and the pretentious claim of “originality” in Art can only be made for interpretation. (So: beware what you admire……..) In Nature, little is wasted or superfluous. The the artist can only aspire to imitate such economy of means and directness, and consequently try in his work to adhere to the deceptively simple precept that anything that is not essential is unnecessary. Unless one’s goal is mainly to decorate or please, the result will not be starved art, or work that lacks humor and irony, and for me especially—darkness.” – Frederick Chiriboga
A resident of Virginia for the past thirty-five years, Frederick Chiriboga was born in Nevada and grew up in Ecuador and Colombia until returning to the U.S. to attend Wayne State University in Detroit. Chiriboga’s imagery, while not at home in the mainstream of Latin American art, is nevertheless bright with Latin color and culture. His work reveals the detachment and observant eye of a visitor while conveying the traveler’s sense of alienation upon realizing he is not in his own world. This mood can be sensed in his large output of paintings and three-dimensional work, and is delivered with passion and intellect, but peppered with wry and subtle humor.
Good trickster that he is, Chiriboga shares his wit and vision, but with a wink. More info at www.frederickchiriboga.com. http://www.frederickchiriboga.com/index.htm
Interviews and Reviews welcome! More info available by request Anne (804) 644-1368.