Fort Wort Art Collective
Art Collective Pop-Up Galleries
Premiering on Spring Gallery Night in 2013, this pop-up art gallery concept combines raw space and raw talent creating a refined cultural experience for a very limited time period. The combination of contemporary works in wide-ranging mediums showcases a group of invited local artists. The casual and unique space is a fresh, innovative and temporary opportunity to enjoy a variety of work including 2D and 3D pieces, ceramics and photography.
Solo exhibition, Installation - "Insignificant Pests"
Dates: Oct 13 - 24
RECEPTION: Wednesday Oct. 15 4:00-7:00pm
LOCATION: Texas Woman's University 010 GALLERY / Student Union
304 Administration Dr. Denton, TX 76201
Insignificant Pests addresses chemical warfare with the underline presumed notion that “human life is precious.” The installation features crawling humanoid figures escaping in the dark from an invisible, deadly threat. Those forms embody the anonymous individuals on the “other side” of a military conflict who become worthless targets destined for elimination. Chemical warfare is a non-confrontational and guiltless ways to casually complete that mission; just think back to the last time you spread pesticide on top of an annoying ant mound.
What is Va-Por?
Va-Por is an acronym that combines both of my last names. In South America is the norm to use your father's and mother's maiden last name as your own. Bernardo Vallarino Portela is my full name and Va-Por is the acronym.