TRAC2019 will include an excursion to see two shows – the first, curated by Michael Pearce, is titled The Illusionists, in the Blackboard Gallery at Studio Channel Islands. The trip continues to CLU’s beautiful campus to see an exhibit curated by Joseph Bravo, Border Paintings by Rigoberto Gonzalez in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art. Rachel Schmid will curate a show in the Kwan Fong Gallery. TRAC2019 will also include a visit to the Carnegie Art Museum.
The TRAC Invitational show will be held in the hotel, including works by our competition winners and conference participants.
Thanks to our partner galleries for their participation! We couldn’t do this without you!
Pathos Along a Contemporary Frontier: Border Paintings by Rigoberto Gonzalez – William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art
Born in 1973 in Tamaulipas Mexico, Rigoberto Gonzalez is among the most accomplished painters currently practicing in the Rio Grande Valley. Gonzalez received his B.F.A. from the University of Texas at Pan American and earned his M.F.A. from the prestigious New York Academy of Art. His artwork has been exhibited by museums in Sweden, Norway, Mexico and throughout the Southwest United States. Rightly lauded for the technical virtuosity of his Neo-Baroque style painting, the artist is most widely known for the provocative content of his work which often depicts disturbing imagery born of the cultural and social context in which the artwork emerges. More…
The Illusionists – Studio Channel Islands Blackboard Gallery
Works by F. Scott Hess, Richard Macdonald, Sandy Yagi, Bryan Larson, Mark Gleason, Conor Walton, Pamela Wilson, Regina Jacobson, Guy Kinnear, Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, Roger Dean, Vince Natale
Imagine a fantastic world. Anything is possible in it, anything can be made manifest. The difficulty is to share these things with other people – how do we describe unreal things?
The art in this show gives us a window into the imagined worlds of the artists who made them – and what amazing worlds they are – some are dreamlike, some are frightening, some are bizarre. All of them are painted and sculpted in a way that makes them believable.