Connie Arismendi, Kathy Vargas
Patricia Correia Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of artist Connie Arismendi. In her second solo exhibition with the gallery, Arismendi will be showing a series of wallworksmanufactured with precision-cut metal into languid, almost floral shapes and patterns that hint at a world of repose, yet retain the firm cool texture and attitude of the industrial materials from which they are crafted.
The elegance of Arismendi’s work is in the relationships of what it references. Easily aligned with papel picado (the Mexican folk tradition of cut paper decorations), the work’s silhouette figuresexist in a cross cultural archetypal utopia, delivering a promise ofparadise in a solid sculptural medium that balances between two
and three dimensions.
Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, Connie Arismendi received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. A resident of Austin since 1980, Arismendi has served as curator, arts administrator, and art instructor, and has exhibited widely. Her art work can be seen in the nationally traveling exhibition, iArte Caliente! Selections from The Joe Diaz Collection, coming to San Jose Museum of Art from March 26 - June 11, 2006. Connie Arismendi’s work can be found in the following permanent collections: Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas; Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin; El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Mexico; Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas; and Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland,