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Cañada College Art Department presents an exhibition of paintings by the Bay Area artist Rachelle Agundes

Thu, 19 March, 2015 at 2:15 pm



 

 

The Cañada College Art Department is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by the Bay Area artist Rachelle Agundes. The exhibition runs from March 16 - April 16 in the Cañada College Art Gallery, Building 9, Room 152.  Please note: the gallery will be closed the week of Spring Break, March 22 - 28.

The show consists of nine oil paintings completed within the last three years.

These works explore the process of memory and how it becomes distorted through the steady passage of time. The paintings depict collaged images from Agundes’s memory, family history, photographs and dreams, which are filtered through studio processes. These processes include working from hand-built sculptural forms, projecting onto these forms, and layering compositions with collaged spaces. In her practice, Agundes uses materials to distort images from memory into further realizations that demand to be questioned and re-examined. History is also questioned, time is boundless and runs in all directions, and perception is redefined.

Originally from Red Bluff, California, Agundes now lives in Oakland and teaches Art at U.C. Davis. She earned a B.F.A. from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, and continued her studies at Boston University, where she received a Masters of Fine Arts degree. Before returning to the Bay Area, she was living in New York City. Rachelle has also exhibited her work in New York, Milan, Boston and Maine. In 2010 she was the recipient of the ArtSlant Showcase Competition 1st Place Award for Painting.

The College Gallery is open Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For more information contact William Morales, Art Department, moralesw@smccd.edu, 650 306-3343.
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