Thursday, April 8, 2010
In an effort to reintroduce painting in to my artistic regimen and per the perpetual encouragement of my lovely lady, I started this piece. It's still a work in progress, taunting me every time I look at it. Keep in mind that these are crappy smartphone photos, but the real deal should be up and ready for your viewing pleasure by this Saturday at Absinthe Lounge.
Take you a gander.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Alfredo Piña and Andrew Tolentino
For Immediate Release
April 5, 2010
This Saturday, Absinthe Lounge in Dallas’ Southside on Lamar Building, will feature works by Andrew Tolentino and Alfredo Piña. Arranged by local painter and Absinthe Lounge bartender Treva Gilkey, this exhibit is part of an ongoing series of “Happy Hour” silent auction art events at the below-street-level hotspot.
Having only seen each other electronically (on Facebook) since their days at Dan F. Long Jr. High in North Dallas, Piña and Tolentino have reunited to share their creativity with one another and their beloved community.
Both Dallas natives will show recent creations inspired by their respective muses. Exploring the notion of the creative struggle, Piña’s paintings act as snapshots – solitary, powerful and surreal representations of life’s most profound moments. Using a mixed-media strategy, Tolentino’s work, often filled with textures and “not-human-not-animal” characters, navigates the terrain of perspective and celebration of self and interpersonal examination. Together, at Piñantino, the duo will burst open proverbial Papier Mache portfolios, hoping to shift, challenge and simply shed light on new perspectives.
Absinthe Lounge is located at 1409 South Lamar Street in Dallas. The reception for Piñantino runs from 7PM – 10PM on Saturday, April 10th, complete with a silent auction and happy hour specials.
For more information on the venue, please visit: www.absinthelounge.net
For more information about the artists, please visit:
www.alfredopina.com and www.tolentinoed.blogspot.com