Luminous candystripes of color in graphic layers map out halucinegenic cityscapes set within spiritual pastures where livestock comingle with constellations of damask patterning. Propeller presents OverPattern, a solo exhibition featuring works by artist Steven Vasquez Lopez.
We encounter patterns everywhere, from the physical designs of our dress and household furnishings to the reoccurrences we observe in our culture, religion, relationships and daily routines. “OverPattern” is a visual celebration of these patterns that become the layers of our experiences.
Raised Catholic by a seamstress and a Navy jet engine mechanic, Steven Vasquez Lopez’s work is influenced by the vibrancy of his Mexican-American upbringing in rural Southern California. He is able to narrate his personal history through repetition of form and color, punctuated by bucolic and religious imagery as well as references to domestic pleasures. Working with acrylics on wood panel, Lopez renders radiant assembledges of memory and recognitions with both a sense of tenderness and a razor-sharp hand.
Steven Vasquez Lopez received his MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007, and his BA in Art Studio from UC Santa Barbara in 2000. He has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions throughout California for the past ten years.