Art Conspiracy Brings Art From The Inside Out

Posted on:July 30, 2015

Author:Lauren Shafer

Category:Art, Community, Design

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Art Conspiracy Launch Tiny Building Project with Art Conspiracy Artist Sergio Garcia and Crystal Gonzalez

Art Conspiracy announces their collaboration with Alumni Art Conspiracy artist Sergio Garcia and local pioneer Crystal Gonzalez launching the Tiny Building project located at 606 Cedar Hill Avenue Dallas, TX. 75208. The project custom essays takes the tiniest structure in town and turns it into a rotating exterior gallery that celebrates the vibrant art community and culture of Dallas.

“Art Conspiracy is excited to have the opportunity to work directly with passionate members of their community in Oak Cliff. The partnership between Art Con and Crystal Gonzalez was a perfect fit. With the launch of the Tiny Building Project local artists get the chance to bring there inside work outside. It is with great pleasure that this rotating exhibition wall has started with Sergio Garcia. Mr. Garcia has been involved with Art Con as an artist and has worked on many special projects. And then to be working research papers directly with Crystal Gonzalez is such an honor. Ms. Gonzalez is an advocate for the community she is a part of and has been the catalyst for this new project. We look forward to where this Tiny Building will go,” states Erica Felicella, Executive Director of Art Conspiracy.

Born and raised in Dallas, Sergio Garcia works primarily in print and sculpture, often incorporating text and icons of his adolescence within his pieces. Although influenced by these icons, he reinvents them using unconventional materials. This is particularly evident in his works incorporating tricycles, which Garcia transforms into fanciful vessels by morphing the frames into whimsical, Dr.Seuss-like riddles: a nostalgic nod to childhood whimsy that denies functionality and the object’s original purpose.

Garcia’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving remarkable acclaim and recognition. Four of his pieces were selected for exhibition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, including his celebrated U-shaped tricycle, which greeted visitors in the https://grademiners.com/dissertation-help Nice Cote D’Azur Airport in France. Awards include receiving First Place at the “Celebrate Texas Art” exhibition in Houston, juried by John Zarobell, assistant curator of painting and sculpture of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Garcia has exhibited in various shows nationwide, including a solo-show at Frosch & Portman in New York, also other cities such as Montreal, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco.

Garcia states, “We, as humans, are naturally drawn to the unorthodox. I have always enjoyed the use of the unconventional as a base for my artwork. I enjoy creating art that people can relate to and that stimulates the creative subconscious. Not only to create an emotional relationship between art and viewer, but to conjure up questions of how and why. It is this desire to create a connection with the viewer that fuels my creativity. My passion is creating a perfect balance of light and shadow. Light is the core of my artwork. Without light there is no art. Without art there is no life.”

Honored to be part of the project, realtor-by-day and artist Crystal Gonzalez states, “When you live and devote your time and resources to a particular cause, you come to find that you get out what you put in. For over 10 years I feel like I’ve been the recipient of so much culture, happiness, and appreciation from Oak Cliff and we wanted to give back. My husband, Fernando Gonzalez, and I searched for a way to do that. This is where we find ourselves; partnering with a great organization, ArtCon, who shares our appreciation of giving back and bringing voices and talents together on a platform where they can best be appreciated. We hope this space continues to put out what the talented artists will be putting in.”

 

The first work of this collaboration between Art Con and the Gonzalez’s is on public view at 606 Cedar Hill Ave.

 

Art Conspiracy is a nonprofit community that conspires to bring artists and musicians together, raise funds, and activate awareness for regional creative programs and causes, year-round. The organization began as a catalyst for community-action toward one cause in 2005, and has since; created a year-round model that extends Art Con’s reach to a wider audience. Art Conspiracy is a 501c3 organization with IRS nonprofit status (so your donations are tax deductible). More information is available at www.artconspiracy.org.

 

For assets associated with this release, including logos and event photography, visit: https://artconspiracy.box.com/artcon-tinybuilding

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Art Conspiracy organizers, musicians and artists are available for interviews. Additional press imagery and graphics are available upon request. For more information, please contact Frances Yllana at me@francesyllana.com