Artwork by Antonio Garcia
April 2nd – May 3rd 2021
About the Artist
Antonio F. García is a first generation Cuban-American born in Miami, Florida in 1965. In 1988 Antonio earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from UCLA; he learned painting from Les Biller and Roger Herman. Rigorous pursuit of performance and conceptual art guided by what he learned from Paul McCarthy and passion for field geology led to Antonio being hired in Fall 2001 as a geology professor in the Physics Department at Cal Poly.
Antonio F. Garcia, Professor of Geology
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About the Artwork
In Summer 2013 Guillermo Willie gifted canvases and oil paints to Antonio, which led to some summer painting. In February of 2018 the work of Tattoo Artist Trever Carter and the songwriting of Physicist Thomas Gutierrez inspired uninterrupted and ongoing picture production. In November 2019 the need to complete geologic research and the needs of a Siberian Husky puppy led to a change from oil painting to ink drawing. The paintings in the show at Art Central are some of the paintings completed between February 2018 and November 2019, which was a very difficult time due to a traumatic brain injury and the premature loss of a very special friend. Along with more recent ink drawing that can be found in the poster bins in the gallery.