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Branigan Cultural Center

Exhibition Detail
Black/White & Beyond
Curated by: Garland Courts
Downtown Mall
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001

October 4th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Other (outside main areas)

Exhibit featuring the artwork of Virginia Maria Romero, whose artwork is in national and international private and museum collections, as well as featured in books, film, periodicals, and numerous group and solo exhibits.  A biographical sketch that recognizes Romero as an important New Mexico artist is included on the New Mexico Office of the State Historian website: - under biographies, occupations, & women.  In 2013 Romero was recognized as a distinguished Artist and Poet by the American Council for Polish Culture.

Romero is an award winning artist whose works reflect original contemporary designs that express the distinctive voice of their creator.  The style, color and compositions of her acrylics as well as her pigmented wood panels and sculpture continue to exhibit her uniqueness and creative quality.  Romero’s works inspired by the culture of New Mexico and her Polish/Irish heritage are just as strongly driven by her own experiences, setting her works apart from others of similar genres.  Romero’s panel paintings, and sculpture are done using carved and/or adzed pine panels, homemade gesso, water-soluble pigment, hand collected ground pigments as available including; ochre, cochineal, black walnut, and sealed with homemade piñon sap varnish, & wax.  “Romero has taken an ancient art form and redefined it, reinvented it, and made it her own.” “Virginia Maria Romero’s art speaks a language unlike any other…it is a language of the heart, of the soul, of life...”

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