Texas A&M University-Kingsville

A&M-Kingsville Art Alumni Come Back For Museum Exhibit

KINGSVILLE - May 16, 2007

Contact: Julie Navejar
kajam03@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Cantu, Gomez show work completed in grad school

J. B. Cantu and Norberto Gomez Jr. are having a homecoming of sorts as they open their joint art exhibit at the John E. Conner Museum at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. New Works opens Friday, May 18, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m., and continues through Wednesday, June 27.

Both received their bachelor’s degrees from A&M-Kingsville. Cantu, from Bishop, attends graduate school at the University of North Texas and Gomez, from Alice, attends graduate school at the University of Houston. Dr. George Vargas, assistant professor and art historian curated the exhibit.

New Works features mixed media from both students created during their first semester of graduate school.

Gomez said his part of the exhibit is expressionistic and aggressive work he refers to as “Heads.” He said his art has recently changed and this exhibit represents the last of that kind of work. It features abstract representations of heads representing everyone from personal to political.

Cantu described his work as experimental referring to a sculpture on canvas technique. He explained his abstract efforts as explorations through experimentation and through questioning assimilation.

The Conner Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 361-593-2810.

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