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Changarrito with Daniel Cobos
June 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Daniel Cobos was raised in the Rio Grande Valley and studied Fine Arts at the University of Texas-Pan America (B.F.A. 2009). Similar to Spanglish, which combines the languages of English and Spanish, Daniel layers his drawings combining the use of old techniques with newer unrefined elements. He creates a dialogue through his work that is similar to that of an old man ranting about his life; instead of the artwork bringing answers, it poses more questions. Daniel is highly influenced by the sense of isolation that the Valley (McAllen, Edinburg, Pharr, and Harlingen) offers and its disconnection from Mexico. His work draws from the idea of a “Limbo Town” (Edinburg, TX) with its ever-present silence and its “Guia” (Guide) so familiar, yet so remote, crossing past the Falfurrias check point from Mexico into a further and deeper section of the United States. His work is similar to a forgotten journal, found in the “Buffer Zone” (the area from the U.S. and Mexican Border to the Falfurrias check point), depicting images of someone’s attempts at producing fine art that captures the perspective of an isolated existence in this region of Texas. His work invites the viewer not to find answer, but to take a closer look at this confusion for the pure delight of gazing at the art.
Me han Cegado/ I’ve been blinded, 2012, 14” x 17”, Graphite pencil
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