Presents: Daniel Aragon, Recology
at the Stronghouse Gallery through March
Telluride Arts presents a new exhibit by local artist Daniel Aragon, a Telluride Arts Small Grants recipient, at the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery.
Recology is a new a body of work by local artist Daniel Aragon that was funded through Telluride Arts Small Grants for Artists Program. The exhibit explores the mutual benefits of relationship in the natural world, and the interconnections that regulate success.
The exhibit is inspired by Biophilia, a theory that humanity has an innate love for the natural world and its’ diversity, clean air and water, natural materials, organic shapes, and cycles. It also proposes that the human desires to explore, tinker, modify, create, and progress are innate. It illuminates the tension between human curiosity and the systems that support all life.
Daniel Aragon’s new paintings created for this exhibit illustrate natural, regenerative processes. While the paintings are based on real world projects and technology, they also illustrate the artist’s dream of vital, diverse natural systems.
“I present this show to demonstrate that a cultural shift towards sustainability will ultimately be a move towards greater beauty, greater elegance, and greater joy. It will happen in our own backyard. “ –Daniel Aragon
The exhibit opens on March 7th and runs through the end of April. An opening reception for the artists will be held during first Thursday Art Walk, on March 7th from 5-8pm. Regular hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 12-6pm or by appointment.
Telluride Arts is Telluride’s Community Arts Organization—supporting the arts and artists since 1971. For more information please find us 970.728.3930, Telluride Arts.org, or on Facebook, Twitter or at the Telluride Arts Offices located in the Stronghouse at 283 South Fir Street in Telluride.