Eduardo Carríllo Memorial Exhibition
Features Selection of Works
Spanning Long and Respected Career
Opening reception: Friday, March 6, 5-7 p.m.
The Sesnon Gallery is honored to present the Eduardo Carrillo Memorial Exhibition, an exhibition featuring a selection of works by the late Eduardo Carrillo spanning his long and respected career as an accomplished painter and dedicated teacher. The exhibition opens Wednesday, March 4, and continues through Saturday, April 25, 1998. A public reception will be held on Friday, March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. Guest speaker, John Fitzgibbons will talk about the life and work of Mr. Carrillo and music will be performed by Paul Rangell.
"Eduardo was very much an 'everyartist'," wrote Artweek's Mark Van Proyen, "which is not to say that his work was in anyway mediocre--far from it. Rather, he was an 'everyartist' in his focus on using his own experience and values as a basis for his work as well as an 'everyartist' in his isolation from and indifference to the fashions of the art world, which he viewed as a grand spectacle of venal ambition, institutional self-congratulation and absurd exclusionism well before those endearing attributes were satirized by Jesse Helms and Morley Safer to dire political consequence."
Mr. Carrillo was Professor of Art and Humanities at UC Santa Cruz since 1972. He taught drawing, art history, shadow puppetry, mural, fresco, and his primary focus, oil and watercolor painting. He created set designs for local theater productions, brought art programs to children and teenagers, and supported emerging artists in the Beach Flats area. His work has been exhibited for 40 years in countless solo and group shows in museums and galleries throughout the U.S. and Latin America.