Arch prof’s drawing selected for prestigious Fort Worth art exhibit

Alejandro Borges

 

A drawing that explores the nature of human thinking and perception by Alejandro Borges, a member of the architecture faculty at Texas A&M, is one of 82 pieces chosen for the Fifth Annual Artspace 111 Regional Juried Exhibition, a June 22-28, 2018 show in Fort Worth, Texas celebrating regional artists.

The opening reception will be held 5 – 8:30 p.m. June 22, 2018 at the Artspace 111 gallery, 111 Hampton St. in Fort Worth.

Borges’ “Projections 09” is from his “Projections” series investigating the mythos of shadows and perception through the ages. It was drawn on paper in ink and graphite in 2018.

“Our experience, what is real and imagined, all is projective,” Borges said, citing Plato’s theories, one of many thought leaders he researched. “We live inside our own individual and collective projections. Getting out of them or recognizing them is the key to reach a higher level of conscience.”

The annual multimedia exhibit was curated by by Christina Rees, editor-in-chief of Glasstire, a Texas-based online arts magazine.

In his paintings, drawings, collages, sculptures and installations, Borges explores design concepts such as light, shadow, projection and transformation in a series of dichotomies such as order versus chaos, and conscious versus unconscious states. His art has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

The artist counts urban and industrial design among his academic interests. He earned an undergraduate degree at Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1989 and a Master of Architecture degree at Cornell University in 1994.

 

Sarah Wilson
swilson@arch.tamu.edu

 

posted June 15, 2018