Wednesday, August 28, 2013

TPP Presents: Francisco Moreno's "One Through Fifteen"

Yes, the sense of the everyday is embedded in the line work that make up numbers; an understood definition is rooted in the stark vertical line that makes up 1. The function of these symbols is to serve as answers but in these paintings the “problem” is one with no end. If Moreno is asking anything of this work, and I’m not sure that he is, he is asking the same question that he has been asking: what do I do today? How can I make this painting, now? The art historical references are direct in Jaspers long lived love of the ordinary. But if painting is anything is it not ordinary? The work is harmless in its banality but direct in its approach. What is Moreno to do? Count. What is Moreno to do? Paint. What is Moreno to do? Walk outside and feel the scorching sun on his face. It. Is. All. The. Same.

-          Arthur Peña is an artist and professor currently living and working in Dallas, TX

 Trailer Park Proyects is proud to present Francisco Moreno's first solo exhibition in Puerto Rico. Moreno was born in Mexico City, Mexico and currently lives and works in Dallas, Texas. Recent solo exhibitions include: Dormant Subversion, Oliver Francis Gallery, TX(2012). Las Noticias, Curbs & Stoops, NY (2012). Recent group shows include: Nine Artists, Blow Up Gallery, TX (2013), New Contemporaries, Rhode Island School of Design, RI (2012), Best of the North East MFA, The Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont (2012), Hecho en Dallas, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX (2010); Francisco Moreno received his Masters of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design (2012) where he was awarded the highly selective Presidential Scholarship. In 2012 he was featured in Issue #99 of New American Paintings.


The exhibition will run through the month of September at TPP. We will be taking the exhibition around as usual and on our mandatory stops: University of Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras), Universidad del Sagrado Corazon and Escuela de Artes Plasticas. For more information on the dates, follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook.