Gallery presents Wonderment, a solo show
by Austin-based artist Candace M. Briceņo that opens on First
Friday, April 4, 2008, 6-9pm. Briceņos work is based on her
reinterpreted narrative observations she finds in landscape. Through the
landscape genre she translates these findings into soft sculpture
vignettes that are hand sewn and hand dyed. The dyed process that she
uses on her wool felt incorporates her painting background with her
fascination to further explore abstracted forms of landscape, shadows,
and colors with the integration of drawing, painting and sewing.
Briceņo received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of the
Art Institute of Chicago in 2002 and her B.F.A. at The University of
Texas at Austin in 1994.
has shown her work in solo and group shows that include, "22 To
Watch" at the Austin Museum, Galveston Arts Center, Dallas
Contemporary, David Castillo Gallery in Miami, Polvo Gallery in Chicago,
MFA space, Dunn and Brown Gallery, a solo show at Women and Their Work
and an upcoming group show at Art Museum of South Texas this Fall.
Briceņo has received "Best Female Visual Artist" by the
Critics of the Round Table in Austin, selected as one of the " Top
10 shows" in Austin in 2006, she is currently short listed for
ArtPaces residency program.