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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Lindsay 

January 10, 2003

(202) 994-1423
mlindsay@gwu.edu

 

GW’S LUTHER W. BRADY ART GALLERY PRESENTS
IN ILLO TEMPORE: RECENT PAINTINGS AND PROJECTS BY
VICENTE PASCUAL
JANUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 22

EVENT:

“In Illo Tempore,” an exhibition of approximately 15 paintings and projects by Spanish artist, Vicente Pascual, presented by The George Washington University Luther W. Brady Art Gallery

WHEN:

Exhibition Dates:  Thursday, January 16, 2003 – Saturday, February 22, 2003

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Special hours in conjunction with special events in the Media and Public Affairs Building

WHERE:

The George Washington University

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery

Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st Street, NW, 2nd Floor

Washington, D.C. (Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro, Blue and Orange Lines)
COST: Free and open to the public.


Background:

“In Illo Tempore” refers to a Latin phrase from the Gospels, and is similar to the English “Once upon a time…”  This general sense of being out of the mainstream suggests something eternal, which is the essence of Vicente Pascual’s approach to geometric abstraction in his acrylic and ink paintings.  Inspired by the rugged Roman walls of his birthplace, the Aragonese city of Zaragoza, Pascual creates paintings that engage the built environment.  Architectural texture and form influence Pascual’s painted surfaces and are characterized in his color palette, which brings to mind sand, earth and soil.  Pascual’s work favors centralized arrangements of extremely simple geometric forms on generally monochromatic grounds.   His paintings represent a harmonious union between rigor and freedom.

Pascual also designs large murals and other projects based on modules that may be re-arranged on a large scale by re-organizing the components in inventive ways.  He envisions his work in various spaces and configurations, such as an exhibition slated for May 2003 in a Spanish Romanesque church in Huesca, Spain.

Since his first solo exhibition at the Galería Atenas in Zaragoza in 1971, Pascual’s work has been the subject of more than 70 solo shows and has recently been surveyed in a major retrospective at the Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca.  His work is in numerous international collections including Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington; The Hispanic Society of America Museum, New York; and La Caixa, Barcelona.  Vicente Pascual has lived in Washington, D.C., since 1999.

A brochure featuring essays discussing Pascual’s work by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, GW University Professor of Islamic Studies, and Lenore Miller, director of the University Art Galleries, accompanies the exhibition.

For more information on the exhibition, contact Lenore Miller, (202) 994-1525.

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