Arch prof’s drawing selected for prestigious Los Angeles art exhibit

Alejandro Borges

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 108 pieces chosen from more than 1,500 nationwide submissions to the TAG Gallery’s 2018 California Juried Exhibition, a Aug 8 -24, 2018 show in Los Angeles celebrating contemporary work by emerging artists.

The gallery is located at 5458 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles.

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 13th annual multimedia show was curated by TAG Gallery Curator Kim Abeles.

Borges’ piece was also exhibited at a regional juried show at Artspace 111 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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 August 14, 2018