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Essential Elements

Essential Elements is a collection of figurative and abstract works created by 7 artists currently residing in Texas: J. Salvador Lopez (San Antonio/Dallas), Margaret Craig (San Antonio), Christopher J. Hernandez (San Antonio), Dan Maldonado (San Antonio), Brian Johnson (Austin), Victoria West (Dallas), and Juan J. Hernandez (Dallas). The exhibit examines the relationship between the innocence of physical appearance, spiritual ambiguity and the intersection of these human attributes with technology.

About J. Salvador Lopez:

Born in Long Beach, California, J. Salvador Lopez has lived in Texas since the age of eight, residing between Dallas and San Antonio. Lopez studied at San Antonio Arts Institute and Mountain View Community College. An active exhibitor, of his work he says he wishes to express his ideas and beliefs by creating a bridge between human trials and exploration of the spirit. He sees it as the glorification of what life can give to us and the tragedy of what it can take away. J. Salvador Lopez has curated past exhibitions such as Collaboration/

Introspection (Centro Cultural Aztlan, Galeria Epression; San Antonio) INAUGURAL ART EXHIBIT: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS SYSTEMS CENTER (Curated); Dallas, Texas.Reception March 14, 7-9 p.m. Exhibition on display through April 11.


March 07, 2014 to April 11, 2014


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Oak Cliff Cultural Center
223 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas 75208



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