SFCC presents Sergio Moyano: A Lifetime in the Making

 

Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents A Lifetime in the Making, a solo retrospective exhibition of work by Sergio Moyano. The opening reception is Thurs., March 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibition, continuing through April 19, presents a selection of etchings, drawing, etchings, monotypes, watercolors and paintings that span several decades of Moyano’s oeuvre. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. Notable One Man exhibits include showings in Argentina, Denver, Germany, New York, Los Angeles and Mexico.

 

Stuart Ashman, Executive Director of the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe states that Sergio’s “work has reached a maturation found only in the art of masters who have dedicated a lifetime to their artistic endeavors. Sergio is a pioneer in monotypes and was one of the artists who propagated the use of this medium in Santa Fe in the 1970s.” Ashman will speak about Moyano’s work and career at the opening reception on March 2.

 

This exhibit includes these special events:

  • March 2: Opening Reception. 5 to 7 p.m., at the Visual Arts Gallery, SFCC campus
  • March 9: Artist’s Talk with Sergio Monyano in the Visual Arts Gallery from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Sergio Moyano was born in Cordoba, Argentina in 1934. He studied at the National School of Fine Arts, the National Academy, and the Superior School of Art in Buenos Aires. His studies and sojourns in Paris, Munich, Mexico City, Santa Fe, and New York City spurred his interest in Op art and Abstractionism, as well as his love of etching and monotypes. Moyano settled in Santa Fe, home of life-long friend Ron Adams. It was in Adams’ Hand Graphics shop where Moyano honed his skills in printmaking. Moyano continues to produce canvases, monotypes, and etchings. A lifetime of spiritual and cultural influences is reflected in his work, which in turn mirrors his inner life. And like his inner life, they are in constant transition. An artwork might express years of experience or a transitory emotional state.

Clark Baughan, SFCC Director of Galleries observes; “I’ve always been impressed by Sergio’s monotypes, many being executed on a grand scale. These large prints are impressive tours de force in a difficult and challenging media. His watercolors and ink drawings display delicacy and his classical training. His work shows an impressive range of emotion and nuance.”

SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery is open to the public, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Admission is free. For information, contact Clark Baughan at clark.baughan@sfcc.edu or 505-428-1501 or visit the Visual Arts Gallery. Images available.


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