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Now Showing in South Santiam Hall Gallery

 Christian Barrios in SSH Gallery

Christian Barrios: Viviendo Muerto!

January 5 through January 30, 2015
Reception and Artist Talk in SSH: January 28, 12-1 pm.

Artist Statement

Barrios was born in Mexico City where he learned ceramic painting at a very young age. After moving to the United States, he learned the art of marquetry, and now creates beautiful images from exotic woods on panel. He says, “Every time I start working on a new piece of art, I experiment with the exotic wood to form my work. Each becomes a new challenge for me and it motivates and inspires me to create.”

Along with several large-scale, inlayed wood pieces, the show includes some of Barrios’ photography. His sensitive black and white images of “The Day of the Dead” exude beauty and embody the sentiment of the show title, translated to: “What is dead is alive!”

The South Santiam Hall Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.