Occlusions Art Show


From Oct. 8 to Nov. 5, the Peppers Art Gallery will showcase the works of Renée Azenaro during “Occlusions,” her first solo exhibit at the University of Redlands.

“Typically, a university gallery offers both the university and the neighboring communities access to contemporary art and an educational experience,” Azenaro, a senior lecturer in art, said. “In this case, it will also offer these communities an opportunity to see a body of work from the full time art faculty.”

Azenaro arrived at Redlands in 2007 as a visiting artist and has displayed her work in the gallery during annual faculty shows, but “Occlusions” will be different.

“This is an opportunity to exhibit a full and cohesive body of work to the community,” she said.

“Occlusions” will feature sculpture installations of crocheted metal forms and works on paper.

“I don’t work with themes, as much as I work with ideas,” Azenaro said. “The conceptual basis for this particular body of work has many parts, some of which are concerned with ephemerality, temporality, the visible and invisible, thought and understanding, perceived realities and more.”

In the past year, Azenaro’s work has appeared in solo, invitational and juried groups shows internationally and across the country, including at the den contemporary gallery in Los Angeles and the Blok Gallery in Belgrade, Serbia. She is excited to give Inland Empire residents the chance to view her pieces as well.

“I believe art should be available for everyone to see and experience,” she said. “Therefore, any art show in the gallery allows the gallery visitors an insight to many art forms and ways of creating.”

An opening reception will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Gallery. The Gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Posted: Sept. 27, 2013
Written by: Catherine Garcia

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