Saturday, July 25, 2009

PHOSPHATE - Upcoming Exhibition!

"Phosphate" - The Works of Gabriel Macias
Exhibition Opening & Artist Reception

Friday, August 7, 2009
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hosted by: RISING Gallery
4631 Insurance Ln.
Dallas, TX 75205

On Friday, August 7, 2009RISING Gallery will host "Phosphate", an artist reception showcasing the works of Gabriel Macias. Macias is an El Paso, Texasnative skilled in printmaking and graphic design. His passion for each has created this unique series of works featured in full for the first time at RISING Gallery.

Macias, mostly inspired by surrealism and minimalism, enjoys finding the abstract beauty in things that cannot usually be seen by the naked eye. He creates artwork to engage his audience and to make them look deeper into his works than they normally would. His complex visions create a captivating work in a less than traditional medium. Macias notes, "I do not carry heavy conceptual value to my work but instead I like for the viewers to create their own narrative about my artwork. I want my artwork to connect with every person differently and in the end create some kind of a bond between the viewer and the art."

Macias has tried all types of printing but focuses the majority of his works in lithography, woodcuts, and intaglio prints. Though drawing was always his forte, Macias found printmaking a medium that really pushed his skills beyond the traditional and into the realm of fine arts he would be able to share with his collectors and audience. Macias adds, "The great thing about printmaking is that I can always go back to an old drawing and pull another edition that will push the image even farther. Printmaking has opened up a whole new way for me to draw and I hope to continue to find new ways to make my work unique."

RISING Gallery will host "Phosphate" from August 7 to August 29. The opening event is August 7, but look to RISING Gallery's website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter to find out more about additional special events showcasing these works.

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