The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts will host an exhibition of photographic artwork by Las Vegas artist and College of Southern Nevada faculty member, Antonio Gomez. Gomez’s photographs offer an inside perspective into the struggle of many Mexican immigrants who make it their mission to pass on equestrian precision and human nobility to the next generation. “Antonio Gomez: Charro: Portrait of a Way of Life” will begin Friday, September 8 and will run through Saturday, October 28, 2017. Professor Gomez will participate in a Gallery Talk on Thursday, September 15 at 5 p.m. in the CSN Fine Arts Gallery on the North Las Vegas Campus. An Artist Reception will follow.
Speaking of his work, Gomez says, “Charro offers an insider perspective of a way of life that exists both in folklore tradition as much as it does in the contemporary everyday. In a documentary style and through the use of black and white photography, I strive to capture epic experiences of this beautiful tradition as well as intimate moments of romance, competition, sorrow, and joy. The work shows how Charrería is more than a national sport of Mexico. It’s a festive spectacle of costume and ceremony that evokes enormous national pride for Mexicanos in their homeland or across borders.”
“Antonio Gomez: Charro: Portrait of a Way of Life” will take place as the College of Southern Nevada and the greater community celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Thursday, September 15 to Sunday October 15, 2017.
The CSN Fine Arts Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Fine Arts Gallery is located at the half circle drive near CSN’s main entrance, on the North Las Vegas campus at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North.
For more information, please call (702) 651-4146 or visit us online at http://www.csn.edu/artgallery