‘Bits and Pieces’ Arts Exhibit Opens March 8 at TAMIU

Opening Art Reception at TAMIU March 8

Texas A&M International University will be hosting an art reception for Verónica M. Fernández’s exhibit “Bits and Pieces: Digital Translations,” Thursday, March 8, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts’ Gallery.

This event is free and open to the public.

Fernández credits her interest in science and her love of taking things apart to a defining moment in her life when her parents gave her a microscope for her sixth birthday. She recalls looking at common, boring substances through that microscope and finding that there was more to each substance. Each substance had its own “Singular little worlds existing everywhere,” she reveals in her artist’s statement.

Fernández explains that ever since making those early discoveries, she has been interested in taking a closer look at things to find different perspectives. She approaches each thing as a process of investigation. This process is found throughout her assortment of personal work that includes drawings, paintings, sculptures, installations and, most recently, digital media.

Over the past three years, Fernández has been creating her art through a keyboard, a mouse, a stylus and monitor. She has found that through this transition she still finds similarity in the digital process to her previous approach to painting and drawing.

Fernández adds that none of her work is pre-envisioned. She searches for ways to allow chance and intuition to play a role in her work.  

The exhibit will be on display from March 8 to April 5, 2007.  Gallery hours of operation are from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday or by appointment.  Please call 326.2654 for an appointment.

For more information, please contact Alma Haertlein at 326.3041 or almah@tamiu.edu


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