November 12 - January 28, 2024
From Austin Central Library:
“In the new exhibition “Traces,” Austin-based artist Pepe Coronado brings together two bodies of print, both of which explore the ever-evolving nature of journeys and exchanges.
Coronado, whose work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, teaches printmaking at St. Edward’s University.
Coronado’s mapping series points to the history of relations between the United States and the Dominican Republic as long, complicated and in constant flux — a relentless give-and-take. From trade and commerce going back centuries, to offers of annexation and paternalistic military occupations and interventions, to the current free flow of business, people, tourism, drug traffickers, baseball players, and musicians, the two countries have forged an entanglement of political and economic ties.
The “Apertura” series are large black-and-white monotypes that explore spaces both transitory and evolving. These stark abstract images have shifting plates and openings that fracture fields of space, creating dynamic interaction and vivid tension that struggles to break through — each space fighting for position, each seeking to establish its own presence.
Pepe Coronado was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and currently resides in Austin. Coronado is a founding member of the print collective Dominican York Proyecto GRAFICA. He currently teaches printmaking at St. Edward’s University. He has previously taught at the Corcoran College of Art; Georgetown University; and at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts. Coronado was a master printer for Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring, Maryland; the Hand Print Workshop International in Alexandria, Virginia; and the Serie Print Project in Austin.
The Gallery at Austin Central
The Gallery at Austin’s Central Library features rotating art displays from local and national artists with a public call for exhibition proposals occurring every two years. Free and open to the public we aim to curate quality exhibitions and to be a destination in Austin that celebrates the arts, creativity, and educational programs”
Reception: November 30, 2023 | 5:30–7:30 pm
710 W Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, 78701 Texas