Cal State L.A. - Public Affairs Office News Release - Landscape Paintings



Margie Yu,
Public Affairs Asst.
(323) 343-3047


of Events





Cal State L.A. Library Presents
Exhibition of Landscape Paintings

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Library at California State University, Los Angeles presents an exhibition featuring works by artist Manuel S. Mendez, entitled "Interior/Exterior Landscapes." The exhibition will include approximately 40 abstract expressionist paintings. The medium is acrylic on paper.

June 22 - September 23, 1998.
Gallery Hours: Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cal State L.A. John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, Second Floor Bridge. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Fwy., at the interchange of 10 and 710 Fwys. Public permit dispenser parking available in Lot C, Lot G, or the upper level of North Parking Structure II.

Manuel S. Mendez is director of the Department of Fine Arts at the University Complutense in Madrid, Spain.

In his paintings, Manuel S. Mendez takes the viewer on a journey into the complexities of the mind, an interior landscape. The layered landscapes not only provide an intellectual journey but an emotional and spiritual one as well. Depth and texture are achieved through the subtle layering of paint, and the juxpositioning of angular and biomorphic shapes creates an illusion of space and depth. Mendez' palette of rich, deep, earth tones creates a quiet, subdued, sometimes somber mood as the interior and exterior landscapes fuse.

Free to the public. For more information on the "Interior/Exterior Landscapes" exhibition, contact Patricia Woodlin at the Cal State L.A. Art Department, (323) 343-4010.


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