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Luis Gutierrez Exhibition at Axis Art Gallery

"Lost & Found: the Art of Luis Gutierrez" opening Nov. 13th (thru Jan. 15, 2011) at the Axis Art Gallery. A master working at the peak of his powers, Gutierrez will be showing recent assemblage works contrasted with pieces from the last decade.

Reception with the Artist, Sat. Nov. 13, 2010 from 48 pm

Gutierrez, is an unsung fixture in the South Bay art scene the long time Los Gatos resident has had a major impact on myriad artists as an art instructor at San Jose's City College. The "Lost & Found" works are a fascinating exercise in taking a lifetime collection of found objects, ephemera, old advertising imagery, antique toys, and even distressed bits of wood and translating them into a statement about our society and consumerism.

A subset of this body of work deals with a lost vision of the America we were promised as children. The human form is stripped down to it essence and juxtaposed with iconic patriotic imagery, leading the viewer to reflect on the state of our country and who have we become. Without telling you what to think, the body of work as a whole inspires one to ask questions that are as important, urgent, and valid as any overt political discussion of our era.

Axis Art Gallery
(inside Axis luxury high-rise condos)
38 N. Almaden Blvd., Suite 101
San Jose, CA 95110
408.623.9888
www.AxisArtGallery.com

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