November 1 – November 25, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov 1, 2019 | 6 – 11 pm
Music by: TBA
Jorge Alegría: 29.4134° N, 98.4882° W
Presa House is pleased to present new & recent works by Corpus Christi-based artist Jorge Alegría. 29.4134° N, 98.4882° W is Alegría's first solo exhibition in San Antonio, and the title references the exact GPS latitude and longitude coordinates of the Presa House Gallery. The exhibition features a collection of over 60 paintings, drawings, and sketches that range from figurative to the abstract, many of them nuanced with multi-layered graphite and extreme precision producing an atmospheric or dreamlike quality. The Opening Reception will be held First Friday, November 1st from 6:00 to 11:00 PM and will remain on view by appointment through November 30th.
Jorge Alegría (b.1971) lives and works in his hometown of Corpus Christi, TX where he attended Del Mar College and Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. His work is heavily influenced by science fiction, movie production, his appreciation of nature, bird-watching, and growing cacti and succulents in his youth. In recent years, talk radio, literature, and woodworking have also informed much of his studio practice. For the past two decades his exquisite graphite drawings and paintings have been included in group and solo exhibitions across Texas including (Solo) American Dream, Houston Community College, Houston, TX; (Solo) Supernova, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas, TX; (Solo) Heaven, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX; (Group) Target Texas: Drawn Worlds, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; (Group) Texas Draws III, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX.