The College of the Sequoias Art Department has a history of turning out numerous talented artists who go on to pursue additional degrees and flourish in art communities all over the country. Crystal Galindo is one of those artists, and she has returned to the place where her art career began with “Multifacetica: Un Cambio de Paradigma,” which runs from February 4-27 at the COS Art Gallery. An artist’s reception will be held on February 6 from 5-7pm.
The exhibition, which translates to “Multifaceted: A Paradigm Shift,” features large, vibrant paintings that have a strong figurative presence against a backdrop of patterns, landscapes and iconic symbols important to the person being portrayed. Bright under-paintings and hybrids of Mesoamerican architectural structures express a mixture of identities and create a lavish psychological landscape with a strong Chicana presence.
Galindo, who was born and raised in Tulare County, graduated from College of the Sequoias in 2009 and then moved on to double major in painting and Chicano studies at Sonoma State University. She has had many exhibitions in the Los Angeles and Oakland areas. Her work can be seen at www.facebook.com/crystalgalindoart.
The COS Art Gallery is located in room 214 of the Kaweah Building on the College of Sequoias Visalia campus. Gallery hours are: 11am to 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 11am to 7 pm Thursday. For more information, call the COS Art Gallery at 737-4861 or visit the COS website at www.cos.edu.
Free parking is available during the night of the reception in parking lots 3 and 7. During the day, 20 minute free parking is available in lot 3 on the corner of Meadow Lane and Mooney Boulevard. Parking passes can be purchased for $2 in lots 3 and right outside lot 7.
Jessica Robles is the director of the College of the Sequoias Art Gallery.