"I & U / 1,2 1,2" Art Exhibit by Santos Guerrero a.k.a. TKNY
MKT BAR at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown presents a solo exhibition of works by Houston-based visual artist Santos Guerrero, titled "I & U / 1,2 1,2" on view February 19 through April 17, 2016, with an opening reception on February 19th. The exhibition will feature paintings and the unveiling of a site-specific mural commissioned by Phoenicia Specialty Foods.
"I & U / 1,2 1,2"
By Santos Guerrero
Reality is a mental labyrinth / ignorance, its linear beast.
When ignorance fuels destruction / history, strategically repeats.
Awareness of awareness / elevates the dreamer from its sleep.
Dare to dream awake / encourage memory beyond illusionary feats.
If knowledge is power / grant wisdom to reign supreme.
Unearth your history / from this labyrinth we dream.
Ye are stars / reality sets free.
Love is the path / imagination has its doors / transformation, your key.
Santos Guerrero’s compositions blend inter-dimensional time/space narratives to create surrealist landscapes, often centered around anti-form line compositions. He employs a vast range of techniques from oil-based, acrylic, industrial and aerosol paints to avant-garde forms involving various forms of medium-applications, all with a keen eye for the emotive power of color.
The opening reception on February 19th from 8PM-midnight features a music line-up including Wonky Powers recording artist George West and deejay FREDster with special guest, multi-platinum music producer The ARE, whose credits include work for LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Houston’s own K-OTIX, whose latest album features cover art by Guerrero.
In honor of the artist’s hometown of Monterrey, Mexico a Santos-inspired ceviche and michelada will be available for purchase at the opening reception.
Opening Reception Music Line-up
8:30-9:30PM The ARE
9:45-10:45PM George West
All artwork will be available for purchase and the artist will be in attendance at the opening reception.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 19, 2016, 8PM-midnight
Exhibition On View: February 19, 2016 - April 17, 2016
MKT BAR HOURS:
MKT BAR at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown
1001 Austin Street (across the street from Discovery Green)
Houston, Texas 77010
Complimentary parking is available in the One Park Place garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Enter garage on McKinney.
The event is free and open to the public.
ABOUT SANTOS GUERRERO a.k.a. TKNY
Santos Guerrero (Monterrey, Mexico - 1979): A resident of Houston, Texas, since the age of three, Santos began creating visual art in his early twenties, selling out his first solo show in 2006 while painting under the artist moniker, TKNY. Santos employs a vast range of techniques from oil-based, acrylic, industrial and aerosol paints to avant-garde forms involving various forms of medium-applications, all with a keen eye for the emotive power of color. His compositions blend inter-dimensional time/space narratives to create surrealist landscapes, often centered around anti-form line compositions.
Tina Zulu, 888.520.1789, ext. 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org for MKT BAR and Phoenicia Specialty Foods.
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