We’d seen Fabian Lopez’s paintings before and loved the abstracted landscapes with their California colors. Lopez, a Tyler MFA who is from Los Angeles, talks about being influenced by his parents’ storytelling, and the images he would conjure in his head to go with the stories. There are suggestions of narrative in his paintings, up at Artspace Liberti until June 16. Rob Matthews, who directs the exhibition program at Artspace Liberti puts in an appearance in the video. This is the last of our May 4 Art Safari episodes. But stay tuned, we’ve got another Art Safari happening this Friday, June 1, which will deliver new episodes in the month of June. See all the Art Safari videos on the art safari page or the video page.
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