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Jimmy Longoria
Cultural, Civic, Non-profit

“The Power of Color” – an exhibition May 1 – June 30, 2017

Preparing for an exhibition is always a rediscovery of my original intentions in becoming an artist – specifically a painter. The act of painting, no matter who is present, is always a lonely act. Painting in the tradition of the innovative artist is always a terrifying challenge because you are obligated to go to the edge of your current knowledge and move forward into something that is implied in the work you have done before. My first inroads into the identity of myself as an artist led me to a very uncomfortable place with the realization that just as I had won over an audience to what I do as a painter I would be stepping away from them, seeking out new visual language.