MEXICAN STILL LIFE

      

 
Contact Jane Haw
September 12, 2016
 
 
(973) 684-5448
jhaw@pccc.edu
 
 

HISPANIC HERITAGE EXHIBIT
AT PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE


Plate with Flowers, oil on canvas

 MEXICAN STILL LIFE

 
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College is pleased to present MEXICAN STILL LIFE, an exhibition of paintings by Mexican artist, JERÓNIMO LÓPEZ.   The show is on view in the 2nd floor gallery of the Hamilton Club building at Passaic County Community College from September 15, 2016 to January 6, 2017, 32 Church St. at Ellison St. in downtown Paterson, New Jersey.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public.
 
 
Mexican artist Jerónimo López was born in 1973 and raised in the province of Michoacán. He received his formal training in painting at the Escuela Popular de Bellas Artes in the city of  Morelia and later in Guadalajara. 

 
From the beginning, López had an exceptional talent for drawing realistically, which is the foundation of his masterful paintings. He is strongly influenced by the spirit of his picturesque native region in Mexico, whether painting still life, landscapes or portraits.  In this exhibition, Mexican Still Life, the artist combines traditional and contemporary techniques. At first glance, viewers are reminded of the realism of the Renaissance painters and the Dutch masters, but López has his own original contemporary style.  His paintings are alive with vibrant colors.  Still Life with Talavera lights up the room with its rich red background.  Plate with Flowers is another fine example of his contemporary approach to traditional still life painting.

 
Jerónimo López has exhibited his work widely throughout his homeland and in Southern Spain.  He also has shown his paintings in New York at QCC Art Gallery, CUNY and at Jadite Gallery.  In addition to the Hamilton Club Gallery, the artist is currently showing a large body of work at the William V. Musto Cultural Center in Union City, NJ.

 
For additional information, please contact Jane Haw, Gallery Curator, at (973) 684-5448 or visit our website at www.pccc.edu/art/gallery.

   
The Passaic County Community College Art Galleries strive to maintain a barrier-free facility including complete access for patrons using wheelchairs.
 
The Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College has been named a Distinguished Arts Organization and is funded, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.