COS Art Gallery: The Work of Crystal Galindo

Feb 1, 2014 | 2014 Articles, Arts & Entertainment

by Jessica Robles

The COS Art Gallery is proud to feature the work of Crystal Galindo for our first show of the spring 2014 semester! The exhibition, “Multifacetica: Un Cambio de Paradigma,” which translates to Multifaceted: A Paradigm Shift, features large and vibrant paintings that are full of life. Galindo’s work focuses on realistic portraiture combined with an assortment of patterns, landscapes and iconic symbols that tell the story of each person being portrayed.

"Blackxicana Queen" Oil and Acrylic on Panel

Galindo was born and raised in the Tulare County and graduated from College of the Sequoias in 2009. She went on to obtain her BFA degree in painting and her BA degree in Chicano Studies from Sonoma State University. She has thrived in different art scenes, showing in a variety of galleries such as the Chimmaya Gallery in Los Angels and the Amor Eterno Gallery in Oakland.

“It has been a goal of mine to have a show in Tulare County where I was born and raised and at the place where I began to pursue my career as an artist,” says Galindo. You may keep up with Crystal Galindo’s art at: www.facebook.com/crystalgalindoart.

"29:Dolor" Oil, Acrylic and Prismacolor on Panel

“Multifacetica: Un Cambio de Paradigma” will open on Tuesday, February 4 and run through Thursday, February 27. There will be a reception on Thursday, February 6 from 5-7 p.m. in the COS Art Gallery on the Visalia COS Campus in the Kaweah Building room 214.

Gallery hours are Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. For any questions or information regarding the show, you may call the COS Art Gallery at 559-737-4861 or email jessicar@cos[dot]edu. Visit the COS website at www.cos.edu. Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook to receive news on upcoming events.

Jessica Robles was born and raised in Visalia, California. She studied fine art at the College of the Sequoias, then went on to receive her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from Northern Illinois University, both with an emphasis in printmaking. She is now an adjunct art instructor and the Gallery Director of the COS Art Gallery at the College of the Sequoias.

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